Poll: Ron DeSantis in single digits in Michigan

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This is his worst number yet in the state.

New polling from Michigan shows Ron DeSantis in a distant third place in the Republican presidential race.

The MIRS/Northern Michigan Business Alliance/Target Insyght poll of 600 likely GOP voters, conducted between Jan. 4 and Jan. 10, shows the Florida Governor with 9% support, behind Donald Trump (53%) and Nikki Haley (19%).

The poll comes after the Florida Governor accurately predicted the Michigan Wolverines would become college football national champions, which suggests that favorable sports takes aren’t shaking up the race for the White House.

This survey tracks with other polls of the Michigan race in terms of finding DeSantis in a deep hole.

Per the most recent Monmouth University-Washington Post Poll, DeSantis is the choice of 13% of the 606 potential Republican Primary voters polled between Dec. 7 and Dec. 11. That put him 50 points behind Trump, but tied with Haley at that point.

In a recent CNN survey, DeSantis had 15% support, 43 points behind Trump and just 2 points ahead of Haley.

Public Policy Polling survey of 430 likely Michigan voters, which was conducted on Sept. 9-10, showed DeSantis again at 13% and 50 points behind Trump.

Ironically, Michigan Republicans plan to allocate roughly 70% of the state’s 55 delegates in caucus meetings rather than the Primary, so polls may not matter that much in the end. But it’s clear Michigan is Trump country no matter who is running the surveys.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • PeterH

    January 12, 2024 at 11:16 am

    College educated Republicans and a significant number of Conservative leaning independent voters support Nikki Haley.

    • Fully Florida Fully Wrong

      January 12, 2024 at 12:08 pm

      That’s great but the idea of White Christian America voting in an Indian-American isn’t something we would see in the 2024 election.

      • Dont Say FLA

        January 12, 2024 at 6:17 pm

        She was elected Governor of South Carolina. How’d that happen without white Jesusy types voting for her?

        • Fully Florida Fully Wrong

          January 12, 2024 at 7:26 pm

          That’s a great point; SC does have some progress via the car building going on and more but for sure she won a white Jebus group over there. Point granted ⚖️

  • Fully Florida Fully Wrong

    January 12, 2024 at 12:06 pm

    He’s a #2 💩

  • Dr. Franklin Waters

    January 12, 2024 at 2:12 pm

    Looks like being a one issue “war on woke” candidate wasn’t a winning strategy afterall.

    • Fully Florida Fully Wrong

      January 12, 2024 at 7:27 pm

      Bob Iger will have a job in 2025. Ronny?

      Magic 🎱 says ‘NOT LOOKING GOOD’

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