Ron DeSantis says he can win a ‘lot of states’ after Iowa

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The Governor says 'great organizations' will drive him forward in other states.

Ron DeSantis believes he has a path in numerous states ahead on the Republican nominating calendar, though he stopped short of predicting a win in any of them specifically.

During an NBC News interview, the 2024 presidential hopeful rebutted an interviewer’s claims that he had bet too heavily on the Hawkeye State and put all of his “eggs” into the Iowa basket.

“Wait until what happens when we get out of Iowa,” DeSantis told interviewer Dasha Burns. “It’s going to create a lot of, we’re going to be able to win a lot of states.”

“We have a great organization in New Hampshire. We have a great organization in South Carolina. We can have a lot of great organizations throughout Super Tuesday,” DeSantis contended.

“So you’re going to see this as very dynamic. You’re going to see it’s a long process and we’re going to be able to win. So stay tuned. But to say that we’ve put all the eggs is not true. We have great organization and field programs in the early states and we’re going to compete in all of them.”

Polling suggests an uphill climb for DeSantis despite “great organizations.”

The best Iowa poll for the Governor, from CBS News last month, showed him 36 points behind Donald Trump, with 22% support.

That by far is DeSantis’ high-water mark in any early state.

In New Hampshire, a fresh American Research Group poll finds DeSantis at 5%, in a distant fourth place.

Polling from Nevada, where DeSantis has said the caucuses are rigged against him, shows DeSantis under 20% with Republican registrants.

And in South Carolina, a Trafalgar Group poll last month found him at 14% and in third place.

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


  • Michael K

    January 4, 2024 at 5:12 pm

    Yes, and I will be the next pope.

    • Ron

      January 5, 2024 at 1:10 pm


  • Elmo

    January 4, 2024 at 5:29 pm

    Man that dude is stuck in the mud.

    • M. Mouse

      January 5, 2024 at 1:12 pm

      He made that mud, now he can sleep in it!

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    January 4, 2024 at 6:08 pm

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  • Marvin M.

    January 4, 2024 at 9:07 pm

    Don’t listen to a word DeSantis says about his election chances.
    DeSantis can’t win unless Trump is taken off of enough state’s ballots and DeSantis reaps the collateral benefit (although Haley will also get some of that).
    So, every time DeSantis says “Oh no, it’s totally bad to take Trump off ballot”, he actually wants Trump to be taken off the ballot.
    In fact, he is counting on it.
    DeSantis cannot win the primary if Trump is still in the picture.
    So, might have helped if DeSantis had spent the last 8 months running against Trump. But he didn’t.
    Had plenty of ammo.
    Didn’t choose to use it.
    At this point, I’d be very surprised if DeSantis won a single state.

  • PeterH

    January 4, 2024 at 9:51 pm

    Will someone please tell Ron DeSantis he won’t win his home state of Florida!

    • M. Mouse

      January 5, 2024 at 1:17 pm

      Sounds like he’s doing great in Fantasyland!

  • Dont Say FLA

    January 5, 2024 at 7:19 am

    Rhonda is right. And if Rhonda wants an even more stellar chance at the US Presidency, they should push for statehood for Puerto Rico. That would be one more state they could win.

    • Tom

      January 5, 2024 at 7:59 am

      Between trump and his paper towels after the hurricane and rhonda with all his talk about bombing the Bahamas, I doubt Puerto Rico wants in on that deal.

  • Joe

    January 5, 2024 at 12:23 pm

    No, no he really can’t, and certainly won’t. Tiny D is cooked as a presidential candidate.

  • Ocean Joe

    January 5, 2024 at 12:48 pm

    Ron’s campaign is like the Andrea Doria…suddenly the hulking Trump Garbage Scow appears from the fog and strikes a body blow. It’s been over for a long time, the actual sinking is going to take awhile.

  • Abram Nicholson

    January 6, 2024 at 8:34 am

    DeSantis as president would be almost as bad as the criminal trump.

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