Another poll shows Ron DeSantis is still a VP favorite

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GOP voters have moved past the rhetoric of the Primary season.

Gov. Ron DeSantis has denied any interest in being Donald Trump’s running mate, but the feeling isn’t mutual for Republican voters surveyed in the latest The Economist and YouGov poll.

With 41% of Republicans and 40% of self-proclaimed conservatives saying the Florida Governor would be a satisfactory choice for a Trump running mate, the data from the poll conducted between June 9 and June 11 shows again that Republican voters want Florida’s Governor as Trump’s second in command.

The data suggests that memories of the vicious back-and-forth between Trump and the man who he made the Florida Governor have long since faded for Republican voters.

DeSantis is a more preferred option than a Florida man who is reportedly in the mix as well.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is at 27% with Republicans and 26% with self-proclaimed conservatives.

DeSantis has said he’s not interested in the gig.

“Would you take it if it were offered to you? I don’t think I would be good at it and I think I’m probably, you know, more valuable doing other things,” he said during an Outkick interview last year, noting that “doing No. 2” just “doesn’t appeal” to him.

“Some people run for President because they want a Cabinet position or Veep or a TV contributorship. I’m not that,” DeSantis added.

He’s also cast doubt on Trump’s ultimate choice.

“I have heard that they’re looking more in identity politics. I think that’s a mistake,” DeSantis said in February during a call with supporters from his now-suspended campaign.

As is the case with Rubio, a DeSantis nomination for VP would create electoral college issues with both the presidential and vice presidential nominee being from the same state.

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


  • Impeach Biden

    June 13, 2024 at 7:05 am

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      June 13, 2024 at 9:46 am

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      June 13, 2024 at 1:33 pm

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  • Tom

    June 13, 2024 at 2:35 pm

    Who, in their right mind, ever thought a pair of raging narcissists like trump and desantis would play nice together? Sounds like a fox news wet dream but in reality, never going to happen.

    • Impeach Biden

      June 13, 2024 at 3:20 pm

      Then we have Slo Joe and Ka Mana. Those two are proof that anyone, and I mean anyone can get a law degree. They either plagiarized or blew themselves to where they are now.

      • MH/Duuuval

        June 13, 2024 at 11:50 pm

        I have ten digits on two hands, but it would only take 5 of them to reiterate your repetitious drivel. You are going on my Pitts list: Do not waste time reading.

        • Impeach Biden

          June 14, 2024 at 7:19 am

          Just like the anti DeSantis, the anti Republican and of course the anti Trump I read here day in and day out. Di you see Biden have to get rounded up by the Italian PM yesterday? The strongest nation on this planet has by far the weakest leader. Wake up zombies.

      • Tom

        June 14, 2024 at 7:27 am

        What’s that got to do with polls showing rhonda as a potentially popular VP pick? You must get whiplash changing topics so fast.
        That having been said, I see rhonda got more of his signature legislation overturned this week so I guess you’re right on that – literally anyone can get a law degree.

  • Elvis Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

    June 13, 2024 at 7:51 pm

    I’ve got a nice home just over the Georgia line in a Sage Patriot County.
    Don or Ron already know either of them can claim residency there to get over that “They Cant Both Reside In Florida Silly Rule.

    • Elvis Pitts "The Big Voice On The Right" American

      June 13, 2024 at 7:54 pm

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  • JD

    June 14, 2024 at 2:55 am

    Who is going to move then? Ron has to resign to move or he cannot take the delegates (not sure how much that matters).

    Or is there a Trump friendly state? They’d have to do ti fast though before the election.

    This is why it will NEVER happen this election.

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