Ron DeSantis

Poll: Florida governor Ron DeSantis at -3 among independent voters, while Trump is at -39

Who should Republicans nominate for President in 2024? Well, it depends on what Republicans want. If Republicans want to win, then they should nominate DeSantis. In order to win the election, the Republican candidate will need to win independents. And DeSantis is doing better with independents than Trump. A LOT BETTER. Let’s take a look at the latest poll data.

This is from Daily Wire:

The poll from WPA Intelligence — a conservative firm that has been used by top Republican U.S. Senators and top conservative organizations like the Family Research Council — surveyed 1,160 registered voters nationwide and has a margin of error of +/-2.9% at the 95% confidence level.

Here are the interesting numbers, with respect to winning in 2024:

  • Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ net favorability ratings surpass Trump among Republicans (+66 vs. +44), Fox News viewers (+58 vs. +27), and Trump’s own 2020 voters (+69 vs. +54).

  • DeSantis is also well liked by a broad coalition of Republicans with a 68%/0% favorable/unfavorable rating among self-described “Trump Republicans”; 71%/9% among “Traditional Republicans”; and 82%/5% among “Reagan Republicans.”

  • DeSantis has more crossover appeal than both Trump and Biden with a net -3 favorability rating among Independent voters compared to -27 for Biden and -39 for Trump.

  • Additionally, 66% of Independents view Trump unfavorably, including 52% who view him “very unfavorably.”

This is scary for Trump:

  • Sixty-four percent of all voters — including 60% of Republicans, 63% of Independents, and 65% of split-ticket voters — say Donald Trump was a major reason for the Republican Party’s poor performance in the midterm elections.

I think Trump did a fine job as president, the most conservative president in my lifetime. However, he was elected to drain the swamp, and he wasn’t willing or able to do that.

I’m carefully monitoring the actions of Ron DeSantis in Florida. I have no interest in what he says. And what I’m most interested in is how he is handling Disney and Blackrock, two big secular left companies.

Here is the action on Disney, reported in the New York Post:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday nixing the Walt Disney Company’s sweet tax deal with the state — after the entertainment giant opposed its so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law.

Asserting that the company was aiming to “inject sexuality” into its content, DeSantis said he was not “comfortable having that type of agenda getting special treatment in my state.”

Enacted in 1967 to attract Disney to Florida, the so-called Reedy Creek Improvement District gives the company near autonomy — including control over police and fire units as well as infrastructure management — at its properties.

The abrupt nixing of the 55-year-old pact came after Disney objected to legislation DeSantis initiated that banned instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation for kids in kindergarten through the third grade.

Here is the action on Blackrock, reported by Daily Wire:

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a fierce foe of the woke agenda permeating major corporations, has yanked a huge $2 billion worth of Florida’s assets from BlackRock, Inc., whose CEO, Larry Fink, has championed “stakeholder capitalism” to use shareholders’ money to finance his woke agenda.

In a harsh condemnation of BlackRock, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis made the announcement for the state on Thursday that $1.43 billion of Florida’s Long Duration Portfolio and of its $600 million Short Term Investment Fund (STIF) managed by BlackRock would be pulled. By the start of 2023, Florida’s Treasury will have divested from BlackRock’s management of all short and long-term investments.

I understand the secular left. They like to talk their way out of problems. They think that they can trample over the Constitution and human rights with their virtue signaling talk. That’s why I am watching to see whether DeSantis wants to talk to them, or whether he just wants to rip money out of their bank accounts. So far, he seems to be interested in actions. And that’s why he’s my pick in 2024. We have to elect someone who will take action against the the pedophiles and the groomers. Someone who understands how to communicate to them in a language that they understand.

5 thoughts on “Poll: Florida governor Ron DeSantis at -3 among independent voters, while Trump is at -39”

  1. The youth of desantis compared to trump also helps in working with tech companies and social media claims.

    Trump is too old to know much about how any of that stuff works so if a tech company claims something is impossible he is likely to believe it since he lived much of his life with little technology.

    Many big issues fall back on things that rely on tech and being unable to understand even an overview of what is possible makes it hard for an older leader to know if his helpers are giving good advice or not.

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  2. Ron Desantis, president of the Southern States of America. Floridians do not want him to leave for that demonic DC cesspool. You all should not want him & his young family to do so. Let the Trump continue to raise cain in DC; then there are two. There is no saving this country, conquering it is the goal.

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  3. I like DeSantis, he’s one of the big reasons I moved to Florida. That being said I think I’d hate to see him run for president only because I feel that red states need strong leadership along with a strong conservative president. DeSantis would be better to remain governor of Florida and create a strong, federal-resistant state, and I would hope that other red state governors are planning on doing the same. If we end up with another Biden or Biden-esque president, the red states are going to need to have leaders with the testicular fortitude to stand up against federal over-reach that could possibly involve military action. It’s coming, we all know it is, and we all need to be prepared.

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