Poll: Ron DeSantis at 4% in New Hampshire, his worst performance in any poll yet

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It's a 2-person race in the Granite State and the Governor is a distant third.

Gov. Ron DeSantis is headed to New Hampshire Tuesday, but a new poll finds him with much less support of either of the two front-runners in the GOP presidential race.

The latest American Research Group survey of next week’s Primary finds the Governor at 4%, with Nikki Haley and Donald Trump tied at 40%.

The survey of 406 Republicans and 194 independents, taken Jan. 12 through Jan. 15, is the latest to suggest that the Governor is headed toward a very distant third place in the first-in-the-nation Primary.

Every New Hampshire poll shows DeSantis way behind Haley and Trump.

The Saint Anselm College Survey Center survey taken Jan. 8-9 finds Ron DeSantis and Vivek Ramaswamy tied with 6% support each. Chris Christie was at 9% before dropping out. Ramaswamy has also just dropped out, meanwhile.

An Emerson College survey that came out Thursday showed the Governor had 7% support.

Suffolk University survey released Tuesday found DeSantis at 8%, good for fourth place at the time.

The Suffolk survey is more positive for DeSantis than the University of New Hampshire poll also released on Tuesday. That survey had him in fifth place with 5% support.

DeSantis will be in Claremont, New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon, with a CNN town hall and other stops in the state to follow. But with a two-person race at the top and low single digit polling, getting the kind of attention he did in previous visits to the state may be challenging even after Iowa’s second-place finish.

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


  • Dont Say FLA

    January 16, 2024 at 12:11 pm

    Vivek’s finally out, so if Rhonda just drops out earlier rather than later, he can go enjoy being Florida’s Governor for two more years while perhaps saving the USA from a second Old Man Biden term if the GOP runs Haley on the ticket on November instead of whiny loser, living the past, deranged and unhinged, Old Man Trump

    Rhonda, you in it for Rhonda or for the USA? If you’re in it for the USA, it’s time to drop out and leave it to Haley, the only G0P candidate who could potentially win in November.

    • Gaand Maar

      January 16, 2024 at 12:55 pm

      Taro Baap

  • Pitiful

    January 16, 2024 at 3:50 pm

    So if DeSantis “overperforms” at 5%, will he get his ticket punched out of NH?

  • Hospice Time

    January 16, 2024 at 9:02 pm

    ‘We can only drop 4%!’

  • JD

    January 17, 2024 at 8:12 am

    The only reason “The Ronald McDonald” stays in the race is because he’s hoping on a Jack Smith conviction and cholesterol take out the frontrunner to pick up enough delegate votes. How sad the party has become that your number one pick is indicted and about to be convicted, while your second up is looking for political scraps. Maybe it’s time to clean up your f@cking party perhaps?

  • Andrew Finn

    January 17, 2024 at 1:53 pm

    Looks like Donald Trump is about to be the “CANDIDATE SELECT” and Ron DeSatan is about to be the “CANDIDATE REJECT” after the New Hampshire primary is over. Guess it’s “goodbye, adios, and see ya” to the former candidate (doesn’t that sound great) formerly known as “America’s Governor” !!!! Toodles Ronnie !!!! You can continue screwing up Florida for a few more years and then be tossed on the trash heap of politics and forgotten with all the other losers !!!!

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