Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been faced with the unbearable question of why he is falling short behind the great Donald Trump in the polls, and he certainly didn’t take kindly to it. As he was at a press conference with the Japanese Prime Minister, he was asked this question and responded with a sharp comment saying that he wasn’t even a candidate, just to brush off any more discussion on the matter.
"I'm not a candidate, so we'll see if and when that changes," Gov. DeSantis, who is in Japan right now, says when asked about polls that show him falling behind Trump. pic.twitter.com/nDVeyBoVHN
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) April 24, 2023
Unfortunately for Governor DeSantis, the latest polls prove that he isn’t quite the formidable candidate he thought he was. Enhancing his argument of being the most electable has been a considerable challenge, especially since President Trump holds a massive 14-point advantage among GOP voters. Only a mere 41 percent of voters think that DeSantis would succeed against President Joe Biden, and when asked who they thought was a “strong leader,” Republicans favored Trump by a massive 32-point lead.
As of now, the Republican party is anxious to find their best candidate for the upcoming presidential election. Although President Biden bears a high unfavorable rating of 57 percent, the Republicans recognize that they must bring the best candidates to the field to win. DeSantis is one of them, but others have already started campaigning too- including former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and others like Perry Johnson, Vivek Ramaswamy, and the infamous radio host Larry Elder. Not only that, but former Vice President Mike Pence and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are also considering running.
DeSantis has made a name for himself nationally by disregarding lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic and presenting Florida as open for business and leisure- something that Americans desperately needed at the time. As he campaigns for his fledgling bid, he’s been forced to face the overwhelming majority of the state’s congressional delegation endorsing President Trump’s reelection campaign. Even Rep. Byron Donalds, a notable figure among conservatives, said that President Trump has a better chance of removing President Biden from office.
It remains to be seen if Governor DeSantis can pick up momentum in the polls and show that he can lead the nation with strong conservative values in the coming years.
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