Florida Voters Throw DeSantis Under The Bus

Matt Johnson from Omaha, Nebraska, United States, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

(TargetLiberty.org) – A new Redfield & Wilton Strategies poll has found that less than 1-in-6 Florida voters believe that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to win in the 2024 Republican primary race and become the Republican presidential nominee.

According to the survey, 51 percent of eligible voters in the state think that former President Donald Trump is going to be the Republican nominee, while only 15 percent believe the same about DeSantis. The remaining candidates of the Republican primary race each received a maximum of two percent, while 21 percent of voters were unsure of who would become the nominee.

DeSantis, who had been considered Trump’s biggest challenger in the race, has had a hard time gaining traction in the presidential race since announcing his candidacy. Recently his campaign also had to let go of around one-third of the team, with 38 staff members being cut.

The survey also found that Floridian women were more likely to think that DeSantis would be the nominee than men. Sixteen percent of female Florida voters believed that DeSantis would be the nominee while only 13 percent of male voters thought the same. On the other hand, 53 percent of male voters and 50 percent of female voters believe that Trump is going to be the White House candidate for the Republican party.

The survey also found that 49 percent of voters in Florida believe that President Biden is going to be the Democratic nominee, while others believe that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. or Vice President Kamala Harris might end up being the candidates.

The survey was conducted from July 25-26 and it included 840 eligible voters. The margin of error is 3.38 percent according to the pollsters.

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