In the last full week of Sept. 2021….
Florida Governor DeSantis IS climbing back in the 2024 Republican Presidential nomination sweepstakes ….
I’m talking about IF Donald Trump is wounded politically or doesn’t run….
Trump IS in the lead in every poll…
Several Republicans are actively being polled for the next Presidential race because Trump’s numbers are declining, there are legal cases piling up with his name mentioned and?
Donald Trump has NOIT actually come out and said he’ll run….
He’s teased everyone….
But he has not made things definite….
DeSantis has a reelection race to run for next year…
He keeps running as the strong alternative to Donald Trump in 2024….
(Some Florida numbers show a sharp decline in the states virus case’s….If this is actually the truth?…DeSantis will try to score points on his anti-mask and vaccinations policy policy push…)
The poll in reference for this post was done by a Right leaning outfit ….
Florida’s coronavirus caseloads are dropping fast. And Gov. Ron DeSantis is again rising above other possible 2024 GOP presidential candidates in a new poll.
In a theoretical primary without Donald Trump on the ballot, DeSantis leads former Vice President Mike Pence by 22-15 percent, with all other possible contenders relegated to the single digits, the new national survey of Republicans by Echelon Insights, a GOP polling firm.
DeSantis’s 7 percentage-point lead over Pence has grown from 2 in Echelon’s last poll in August, which was conducted at the height of the coronavirus Delta wave swamping Florida, killing and sickening tens of thousands as the governor fought mask requirements for schools, a federal vaccination mandate and vaccine passports. In Echelon’s July poll, DeSantis led Pence by 15 points.
DeSantis’ fortunes have ebbed and flowed with the pandemic and the media attention that has come with it. In February, as vaccines were being distributed and after months of doom-and-gloom prophecies of catastrophe in Florida didn’t come to pass, DeSantis’s standing rose in the GOP as Republican voters compared him to the Democratic governors of New York and California and liked what they saw.
“By choosing a path that was in open defiance of lockdowns and mandates, it made him the anti-Cuomo, the anti-Newsom. So that’s sort of his foundation,” said Patrick Ruffini, Echelon Insights pollster.
“But there’s also kind of downside risk that cases might begin to spiral and voters in general are pretty worried about the virus,” Ruffini said. “So as long as things are going well, the strategy pays off, and if things start to go poorly, it doesn’t look as good. And there’s some attrition.”
With Democrats and independents giving him highly negative marks, DeSantis’ approval ratings fell by double digits in Florida as coronavirus caseloads peaked in mid-August. But the cases have rapidly started to decrease along with hospitalizations. Deaths are still at an all-time high, and the Delta wave killed so many people that the state went from having the nation’s 27th-highest death rate this winter to having the 10th-highest death rate today, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data….