Ron DeSantis Takes Top Spot as America’s Favorite Politician
(TheRedWire.com) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has achieved what few governors in other largely populated states could. In March 2021, he signed an executive order suspending all COVID emergency and public health restrictions in the Sunshine State. Since then, DeSantis has pushed back on Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public education and corporate wokeness. In response to Hurricane Ian, even President Joe Biden said the governor was “pretty remarkable.” Now, a new poll says he’s America’s favorite politician.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has the highest net approval rating among all American politicians, according to a new mainstream pollhttps://t.co/bNiGHQlVLz
— Free Telegraph (@freetelegraph) October 17, 2022
On October 12 to 13, the Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) at Harvard University, The Harris Poll, and HarrisX conducted the poll. They asked voters to rate political figures, and DeSantis came out on top. In order, respondents ranked the following:
- DeSantis (+6)
- Former Vice President Mike Pence (+4)
- Former President Donald Trump (0)
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (0)
- President Joe Biden (-8)
- Vice President Kamala Harris (-10)
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (-12)
- Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (-13)
- Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) (-15)
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (-22)
- Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (-22)
Additionally, respondents said the GOP was more attentive to the issues they cared about than the Democrats, who they believed were disconnected from them. Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan also made poll-takers more likely to vote for the GOP over Democrats 41% to 35%.
Regarding energy, 65% said the US should transition to different energy sources slowly and gradually, and the administration should allow American energy companies to produce more instead of turning to unfriendly countries for help.
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