In a shocking turn of events, support for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is dwindling faster than a melting ice cream cone on a hot summer day. The latest Quinnipiac survey has revealed that DeSantis has plummeted to a measly 18 percent among GOP and GOP-leaning voters. That’s right, folks, he can’t even muster up decent support within his own party. It’s like watching a slow-motion train wreck, except this time it’s a political career careening off the tracks.
But who has managed to steal the spotlight from DeSantis? None other than our beloved former President Trump. According to the poll, Trump reigns supreme with a whopping 57 percent support among the same group of voters. It’s clear as day that Republicans are pining for the good ol’ days of the Trump era. And who can blame them? The man knew how to build walls and make America great again, unlike some other politicians we won’t mention by name.
"Florida Governor Ron DeSantis receives 18 percent, his lowest level of support in Quinnipiac University’s polls of the 2024 GOP primary race this year. In February 2023, DeSantis was 6 points behind Trump and now he is 39 points behind." pic.twitter.com/t2xwCRDJxR
— Jacob Rubashkin (@JacobRubashkin) August 16, 2023
As if DeSantis’s fall from grace wasn’t embarrassing enough, let’s take a look at the competition. Coming in at a distant third place is entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy with a mere 5 percent support. Then we have former Vice President Mike Pence with a sad 4 percent support. It’s like a political version of “Survivor,” except instead of fighting for immunity, they’re fighting for relevance. And right now, it seems like DeSantis and his comrades are on the losing end of the battle.
Now, let’s not forget about the margin of error in this poll. It’s a whopping 3.8 percentage points, which means that DeSantis’s numbers could be even worse than what we’re seeing. If that doesn’t send a chill down your spine, I don’t know what will. It’s time for DeSantis to go back to the drawing board, because clearly, his current strategy isn’t cutting it. Perhaps he should take some notes from Trump’s playbook or start working on his slogan for the next election. May I suggest “DeSantis: Making Florida Great Again”?
But wait, there’s more! Another survey, this time conducted by Emerson College, shows a similar decline in support for DeSantis. He’s dropped to third place in New Hampshire, trailing behind the indomitable Trump and the always-charming Chris Christie. It seems like DeSantis is slipping like a greased pig in a mud pit, unable to grasp onto any semblance of political relevance.
So what’s the moral of this story, my fellow conservatives? It’s simple. DeSantis may have started off as the shining star of the Republican party, but now it seems like his light is fading fast. Trump, on the other hand, continues to bask in the adoration of his loyal followers. It’s a clear message to any would-be contenders: if you want to make it in the GOP, you better have some serious Trump-like charisma, or you’ll end up like DeSantis – a forgotten footnote in political history.