DeSantis slumps to lowest support this year in Quinnipiac survey

DeSantis currently stands as the second-place candidate in the race, with 14.8% average support.

Published: August 16, 2023 7:08pm

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has fallen to his lowest level of support in the Republican primary this year in the Quinnipiac University survey.

While former President Donald Trump came in as the clear frontrunner with 57%, the governor came in second with 18% support, marking his lowest primary level of support in 2023 in that metric, The Hill reported. Tech mogul Vivek Ramaswamy took third place with 5% support while former Vice President Mike Pence received 4% support.

Conducted between Aug. 10-14, the survey questioned 681 Republican and Republican-leaning voters and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4%.

The Florida governor announced his candidacy earlier this year, but has struggled to win over Trump supporters and has witnessed a steady decline in support as the former president consolidates a base in the primary contest.

DeSantis currently stands as the second-place candidate in the race, with 14.8% average support, according to RealClearPolitics. That figure has more than halved since late January, when his polling stood at 31.3% support.

Amid falling polling numbers, the governor replaced his campaign manager earlier this month. DeSantis is expected to appear on the Aug. 23 Republican primary debate stage.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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