(PresidentialInsider.com)- A new poll released this month by the Florida Chamber of Commerce reveals that Republican Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis has very little to worry about in the upcoming election. The poll showed DeSantis with substantial support in his state, crushing his competitors by almost double-digit margins.
The poll puts DeSantis eight points ahead of Democrat Florida Rep. Charlie Crist, with 52% Crist’s 43%.
When pitched against Florida’s Agricultural Commissioner Nikki Fried, the only elected Democratic official in Florida, his popularity was even stronger, with 51% support to Fried’s 42%.
Across the state, the poll also showed that DeSantis has a 54% approval rating – which is significantly higher than President Joe Biden’s approval rating nationally at this point.
It’s good news for the popular Republican governor, who is quickly being considered a leader within the party and is even being touted as the main challenger to former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential race.
The new data probably won’t come as a surprise to most people, but it will certainly come as a surprise to pollsters and Democrats in Florida who once predicted that DeSantis would lose the 2018 gubernatorial race to Andrew Gillum.
Democrats and the media need to get it out of their heads that Florida is a swing state.
Florida is a Republican state.
The same pollsters who wrongly predicted that DeSantis would lose last time are back, however, and they’re contradicting the Florida Chamber of Commerce data and claiming that DeSantis is effectively tied against its competitors.
St. Pete Polls, for instance, claimed that Crist is beating DeSantis by one percentage point, with 45% to his 44%.
Remember, this is the same pollster that predicted Gillum would win in 2018 by five points. He didn’t.
If DeSantis keeps up his staunch opposition to the Biden administration and COVID mandates, he could just win next year by bigger margins than last time.