Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has struggled in current polling, receiving a mean throughout polls of round 20 % amongst Republicans, falling far wanting former President Donald J. Trump’s roughly 50 %. The hole between the 2 males has grown steadily over the previous few months, as Mr. Trump’s share has elevated and Mr. DeSantis has misplaced floor.
In a Quinnipiac poll carried out Could 18 to 22, Mr. DeSantis captured 25 % of Republican voters in contrast with Mr. Trump’s 56 % — doubling the previous president’s lead over the Florida governor since late March. Nonetheless, Mr. DeSantis fares a lot better within the polls than the remainder of his G.O.P. main opponents, who stay within the low single digits.
Whereas it’s nonetheless early to contemplate the overall election subsequent fall, Mr. DeSantis and Mr. Trump fare equally — roughly neck-and-neck towards President Biden — in a hypothetical 2024 matchup.
Nonetheless, Mr. DeSantis is seen barely extra warmly by the American public: He has a internet three share level favorability rating on common, whereas views of Mr. Trump remain underwater. Whereas Mr. DeSantis enters the race with a reasonably large polling hill to climb, there are a variety of causes to imagine it’s not too early to count him out.