Trump crushes DeSantis by 41 points in Florida poll

 November 18, 2023

While many thought former President Donald Trump's legal woes would put a damper on his 2024 campaign, the exact opposite is happening.

According to Breitbart, that was evidenced once again in a recent poll that showed Trump absolutely dominating Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

However, the most notable part of the FAU/Mainstream Research poll is that it was taken in Florida, the governor's state, and it shows Trump walloping him by 41 points.

Breitbart noted:

Trump now has 61 percent in the GOP race in Florida, amounting to a 41-point lead over DeSantis, who comes in a distant second with 20 percent support.

DeSantis was once considered Trump's most formidable opponent, and often polled much closer to the former president, especially in his own state. But that has changed, significantly.

The new numbers are also favoring Trump in the best way, and are critically bad for the Florida governor, as Trump has managed to increase his lead with Florida voters while DeSantis has dropped.

After DeSantis' dismal second-place showing, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley was the only GOP candidate to receive some bit of good news out of the polls, showing a positive trend upward with 9% support.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who isn't running on anything other than an anti-Trump ticket, barely managed to wrangle 1% support, while entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy dropped to zero percent support from his previous position of 4%.

The 45th president also received a boost from minority voters, with "58 percent of black respondents, 74 percent of Hispanic respondents" choosing him over DeSantis for the GOP primary.

Many on social media reacted to the news, with some blaming DeSantis' dropping polling numbers on the fact that he ran for reelection and is now essentially abandoning his gubernatorial duties to chase a seat in the White House.

"When you get reelected and then disappear it leaves a bad taste in the mouth!" one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "How can you win a national primary if you're losing your home state by 41 points?"

DeSantis, earlier this year, has already "rebooted" his campaign, which clearly didn't take. It wouldn't come as a surprise if news of his campaign suspension hits the headlines in the coming weeks.