Ron DeSantis Surges in New Polls

Ron DeSantis Surges in New Polls

(TheRedWire.com) – Conservative Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has been in the public spotlight for some time now. Voters first elected DeSantis to Congress in 2012, where he served three terms in the House before running for governor. In 2018, he narrowly defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D). Since then, Florida has turned redder, and the governor has become more popular both at home and across the country.

A Rasmussen poll shows that 52% of voters across America have a favorable view of the governor, and 37% said they have a very favorable view. Along party lines, Republicans approve of DeSantis 76% compared to 53% of Democrats who hold an unfavorable view. Among independents, 46% had a favorable impression to 32% who didn’t.

The good news for DeSantis comes as the media and left-wing activists have attempted to smear him over the last two years. It’s not working. They attacked the governor’s COVID policies during the pandemic as fringe and out of touch. When that didn’t work, they tried to ding him over voter rights. Still, when that failed, left-wing activists, including Disney, attacked him for signing legislation prohibiting teachers from introducing sexual or gender topics to third graders or below — legislation they dubbed the Don’t Say Gay bill.

On Friday, April 15, RealClearPolitics showed DeSantis ahead 8.8 points in a matchup with expected Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist this fall.

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