President Trump is an extremely popular choice both as an opponent for Joe Biden in 2024 and as a candidate for Congress in Florida in 2022. But with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ popularity rising, he runs the risk of threatening President Trump’s reign as the favorite. In fact, he recently edged out President Trump in an “approval” straw poll at the Western conservative Conference.
DeSantis, who has been handling Florida through the pandemic magnificently, managed to snag a 74 percent approval rating — three percentage points above President Trump. Both men outperformed Ted Cruz, Mike Pompeo, and Tim Scott by a mile and a half.
As The Week notes, it’s a bit early to decide, but that this is an interesting trend:
Obviously, at this stage, a straw poll could simply be a mirage, but DeSantis has looked like a contender elsewhere, finishing second to Trump in the 2024 straw poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February. Trump has also said, if he does make another bid for the White House, he’d consider the controversial, but popular governor as a potential running mate.
President Trump and Ron DeSantis are both excellent choices for both Congress and President. And if Trump decides not to run, it’s good to know that we have a candidate who can step in and bring the fight directly to Joe Biden and the Democrats.
We need all the soldiers we can get in the war for the country’s future. And Ron DeSantis is proving to be a superstar capable of pulling off a win.