DeSantis fails to improve his popularity in the polls

The governor of Florida, Republican Ron DeSantis, who according to US media next week could make his participation in that party’s primaries official for the 2024 elections, continues to be out of favor in the polls.

A Redfield and Wilton Strategies poll shows that in a hypothetical face-to-face between DeSantis and the current US president, Joe Biden, the Democrat leads him by 14 percentage points (47% vs. 33%), as reported yesterday Saturday the Florida Politics outlet.

When it comes to a confrontation between former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) and Biden, the gap closes with one percentage point in favor of the current US president (44% to 43%).

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This poll shows that if DeSantis were to win the Republican Party primary process to choose the candidate for 2024, only 62% of Trump supporters would vote for him in an election against Biden, and even 14% would vote in favor. of the Democrat before the current Florida governor.

According to the average of polls from the RealClear Politics portal, DeSantis has an average below 20% (19.4%), while former President Donald Trump is at 56.3%, that is, 36.9 points ahead of the second best placed.

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Behind DeSantis are former Vice President Mike Pence with 5.6% of voting intentions, former Governor and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley (4.3%), businessman Vivek Ramaswamy (3.6%) and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (1.8%). %), who on Friday submitted the documents to run as a candidate for the party’s nomination.

According to US media, it is expected that next week DeSantis will also deliver the corresponding documentation to the US Federal Election Commission, a step prior to a possible formal presentation of his campaign in Dunedin, Florida, on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. and his hometown.

This same Saturday, the governor will be the main speaker at a gala dinner at a hotel in Orlando, in the center of the state, organized by the Florida Family Policy Council, a Christian-based organization against abortion.

The Florida Democratic Party criticized yesterday that the governor has maintained “attuned to the anti-abortion agenda of the Florida Family Policy Council”, some of whose members were present at the signing of the law that limits up to the sixth week of pregnancy abortion in this state.

“DeSantis is busy taking an Olympic lap after successfully wresting the ability of women to make their own health decisions and reaching out to anti-abortion extremists who want to completely end abortion access across the country,” he criticized. In a statement, the president of the Florida branch of the Democrats, Nikki Fried.

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