Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, hit a “weekly tracking low” in the most recent Morning Consult poll, which was released this week.
According to this week’s Morning Consult poll, former President Trump’s popularity rose by four points, from 55% to 59%. However, DeSantis has lost four points, dropping from 20% last week to 16% this week, Morning Consult’s definition of his “weekly tracking low.” In other words, Trump now has a larger advantage than he had last week—43 percent from 35 percent.
Vivek Ramaswamy, an anti-woke entrepreneur, held the third position with the same eight percent of the vote as last week. Mike Pence, the former vice president, finished fourth but saw his support drop from 7% to 6%.
With four percent of the vote, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley maintained her fifth-place position. Next in line was former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie along with South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, who each received two percent of the vote.
Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota, who has allegedly qualified for the first Republican primary debate scheduled for August 23 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, received one percent of the vote, while the other contenders received zero percent.
The margin of error for that component of the poll, which was conducted among 3,576 prospective GOP primary voters from July 21–23, 2023, is +/– 2%. It came after Trump said he was the subject of the probe on January 6.
The poll was conducted at a time when DeSantis is still having trouble catching up to Trump in national polls, even losing ground in a recent South Carolina survey that shows the Florida governor slipping to third place.
The DeSantis campaign’s burn rate is “not so good,” Human Events editor-in-chief Jack Posobiec informed Breitbart News in an interview at the Turning Point Action Conference that took place in West Palm Beach, Florida. He also said that there was a “fundamental misreading” of the GOP electorate “and specifically the Republican base, since individuals believed he could carry on Trumpism without Trump.”
“I can see how you may start believing it if you just kept saying that. The next concern is that a crucial element—voters—are left out of the analysis,” he continued.