DeSantis Polling Nightmare: Florida Governor Drops to THIRD in South Carolina and Remains 30 Points Behind Trump in Iowa as His Campaign Continues to Fail
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis fell to third in South Carolina polls, behind Donald Trump and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
- DeSantis remains a distant second in first Iowa state caucus
- It comes amid reports that DeSantis is reshuffling his campaign.
Ron DeSantis now sits third in the polls in South Carolina as the Florida governor continues to slide following reports of a campaign shakeup.
A new Fox News poll of the early states in the primary race shows DeSantis now trailing both former President Donald Trump and his former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley in South Carolina.
Haley was able to gain ground at Palmetto State because she was also the first female governor there, serving from 2011 to 2017. At the time, she was also the youngest female governor in the country and the second female governor of Indian descent.
While DeSantis still ranks second in the polls in the state of Iowa, first in the nation, the gap with Trump continues to grow.
A Fox Business poll of Iowa Republicans shows that 46 percent of likely caucus attendees back Trump, giving him a 30-point lead over DeSantis’ 16 percent. In third place is South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott with 11 percent.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (left) fell to third in South Carolina polls, behind frontrunner Donald Trump and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (right).
In the early states of the race, Trump remains in a dominant first place, but his former UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, now ranks second in his home state of South Carolina.
No other of the 15 candidates in the Republican primary so far has been able to garner double-digit support in the Hawkeye state.
Six percent say they would vote for biotech millionaire Vivek Ramaswamy, 5 percent for Haley and 4 percent for former Vice President Mike Pence.
Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum both got 3 percent in Iowa and the rest of the crowded field got 1 percent or less.
Trump’s advantage is even greater in South Carolina, according to the survey conducted July 15-19 of 808 likely primary voters in the state.
Leading 34 points over the rest of the field, Trump came in with a whopping 48 percent support from voters in the southern state.
Haley came in second with a distant 14 percent, leaving DeSantis in third by 1 percentage point.
Tim Scott, who is also beloved by his home state’s voting block, came in fourth with 10 percent.
No one else broke the double-digit mark.
The South Carolina primary is nearly seven months away, which is one of the first contender states to help determine the momentum of the election cycle.
Former President Donald Trump remains the favorite in the 2024 presidential primaries in national and state polls.
Trump continues to dominate the primary polls and has even been able to widen his lead between DeSantis and the rest of the 2024 nomination contenders.
Earlier this year, DeSantis was more than 20 points behind Trump in the polls, but now the Florida governor has seen that gap widen to around 30 percent on average.
DeSantis, however, says he doesn’t care about the polls and doesn’t take action based on what the polls show.
Meanwhile, multiple reports indicate that a shakeup is looming in the DeSantis presidential campaign.
An article from the New York Times On Sunday, claims advisers promise a reorientation toward an ‘insurgent’ career, and want to change DeSantis’ name to run a ‘bad winner’ operation.