New Wisconsin poll finds Ron DeSantis in 38-point hole
Ron DeSantis. Image via Never Back Down.

desantis iowa 8
The winner-take-all Primary is in April.

Yet another survey of Badger State Republicans finds Ron DeSantis poorly positioned in the state’s winner-take-all Presidential Primary.

The Public Policy Polling survey of 502 likely voters, conducted Dec. 11-12, found former President Donald Trump with three times as much support as the Florida Governor.

“Just as he has nationally, Trump has strengthened his position in Wisconsin over the course of the last six months. He now has 54% support compared to 16% for Ron DeSantis, 15% for Nikki Haley, 5% for Chris Christie, and 4% for Vivek Ramaswamy,” reads a polling memo, which goes on to suggest the former President has gotten stronger throughout the campaign.

“That 38 point lead for Trump more than doubles his 16 point advantage from our June poll. Since then his support is up 13 points, DeSantis’ is down 9 points, and Haley’s is up by 10.”

The PPP survey is the second recent poll to show a nearly 40-point deficit facing DeSantis. A Morning Consult survey taken throughout the month of November shows Trump with a 39 point lead over DeSantis, 56% to 17%, with Haley at 13%.

A Marquette Law School survey of 381 registered voters released last month was friendlier to the Florida Governor, showing Trump leading DeSantis 38% to 18%.

DeSantis delivered remarks this year in Wausau, weeks before formally entering the campaign, where he explained how the Florida Blueprint could translate to the Badger State.

“I come bearing good news. And you may say, ‘What good news is there?’ Republicans have had a series of disappointing election results, not just here in Wisconsin, but really across the country,” DeSantis said. “So, what’s the good news? The good news is the state of Florida and what we’ve achieved shows Republicans can win again.”

“Florida was a great state. There were a lot of good things going on. But it was the single most pivotal swing state. Basically like Wisconsin is now,” DeSantis added.

Despite the parallels, Wisconsin voters thus far have resisted the Florida Governor’s “good news.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • God, Country, and Florida

    December 13, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    My previous comment didn’t get uploaded…why bury the inconvenient truth in the middle of this article AG? The actual story here is that you and the rest of the media mob spotlight left leaning polls attacking the most electable candidate, while burying the fact that polls are scattered and no election cycle in modern history has predicted the president this far out….If you returned to journalism and reported facts, more than 30% of Americans (give or take) would actually respect you.

    • Silly Wabbit

      December 13, 2023 at 7:08 pm

      You kwazy.

  • rick whitaker

    December 13, 2023 at 1:28 pm

    god, country, and florida, if you have such a low opinion of FP & AP, then why do you read it? i don’t watch fox or steve bannon because i don’t consider it worthy of my time. if you feel the same way about FP & AP then look at something else.

Comments are closed.


Florida Politics is a statewide, new media platform covering campaigns, elections, government, policy, and lobbying in Florida. This platform and all of its content are owned by Extensive Enterprises Media.

Publisher: Peter Schorsch @PeterSchorschFL

Contributors & reporters: Phil Ammann, Drew Dixon, Roseanne Dunkelberger, A.G. Gancarski, Anne Geggis, Ryan Nicol, Jacob Ogles, Cole Pepper, Gray Rohrer, Jesse Scheckner, Christine Sexton, Drew Wilson, and Mike Wright.

Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @PeterSchorschFL
Phone: (727) 642-3162
Address: 204 37th Avenue North #182
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704