Last Updated on October 6, 2022
Florida Republican governor Ron DeSantis is pulling solidly ahead of his Democrat opponent Charlie Crist in the 2022 gubernatorial race, according to a new poll that does not yet factor in DeSantis’ acclaimed response to Hurricane Ian.
The new poll from Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows DeSantis leading Crist 52 percent to 41 percent with 6 percent undecided. Obviously, Americans remain concerned about the integrity of the vote-counting process in America following the widely disputed “result” of the 2020 presidential election, and many conservatives feel that their Republican candidates need to win in a landslide in order to have their victories recognized. In Florida, which went for DeSantis in 2018 and for President Donald Trump in 2020, enthusiasm for the MAGA agenda is electric, which bodes well for Governor Ron.
Since the poll reportedly finished its data work on September 28, DeSantis’ post-hurricane response did not affect the poll numbers, meaning that DeSantis’ numbers could be even higher now that he has committed himself to helping Floridians with the Ian response efforts.
As NATIONAL FILE reported: A self-identified Democrat in the state of Florida is voting for Republican governor Ron DeSantis due to the governor’s effective work during the Hurricane Ian recovery efforts. DeSantis is distinguishing himself as a national leader during the recovery effort. DeSantis is up for re-election in November 2022.
“I’m voting for DeSantis and I’m a Democrat,” the man says in the video, pointing to the fact that DeSantis has provided gas to the people of Arcadia, Florida, which has recently been ravaged by Hurricane Ian. DeSantis has spent the last week touring hard-hit areas and coordinating the state’s disaster response.
DeSantis is currently leading in the polls against Democrat Charlie Crist, and DeSantis’ response to the hurricane might propel him to an even wider poll lead and to presidential contender status — though President Donald Trump is expected to run for president again in 2024, which could push DeSantis’ possible run for the White House back to 2028.
Life long Democrat praises Ron DeSantis for getting gas to Arcadia and says, "I'm voting for DeSantis and I'm a Democrat" pic.twitter.com/t33X8XXYQD
— 3sidedstory 🇺🇲 (@3sidedstory) October 3, 2022
In a recent poll from Emerson College, DeSantis currently leads Crist — who previously served as the state’s Republican governor –by eight percentage points.