Ron DeSantis’ approval ratings declined to a record low as he faces challenges in his political campaign, according to a recent poll.
The Civiqs poll found that DeSantis, who is currently running for the Republican presidential nomination, is struggling to make headway against former President Donald Trump.
DeSantis has seen his net approval rating slump to a new low of -24, according to a Civiqs poll.
This is the lowest it has been since the pollster started tracking the governor in May 2022.
The poll, conducted on Monday, revealed that 57% of registered American voters had a negative view of DeSantis, with only 33% holding a positive impression.
DeSantis’ campaign has been marked by controversy, including the recent firing of a staffer who reportedly included a Nazi-associated symbol in a promotional video.
The governor’s popularity peaked in late 2022 following his re-election but has since declined significantly.
DeSantis’ declining popularity comes despite his cautious approach to criticizing Trump, a strategy that some experts believe may be hindering his campaign. Some political analysts also suggest that DeSantis’ less-than-memorable personality and lack of aggression towards Trump might be slowing him down in the race for the 2024 presidential election.
Despite these challenges, DeSantis remains confident in his campaign strategy and continues to position himself as a strong contender against Joe Biden.
The Florida governor’s controversy of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill have gotten him in a war of words with The Walt Disney Company. Then-Disney CEO Bob Chapek spoke out against DeSantis’ policy causing the company to their self-governing status for the Florida theme park.
Disney scrapped its plans to move its headquarters to the Sunshine state that was projected to be built within a three-year span.
Miami mayor Francis Suarez, who’s also a presidential candidate, criticized DeSantis for the loss opportunity to bring more jobs to Florida.
“Look, he took an issue that was a winning issue that we all agreed on, which was parental rights for K through third-graders,” said Suarez in an interview with NewsNation’s Blake Burman. “And it looks like now it’s … spite or maybe potentially a personal vendetta, which has cost the state now potentially 2,000 jobs in a billion-dollar investment.”
Fox Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch expressed his concern about DeSantis hindrance in order to be the nominee for the Republican Party.
“DeSantis’s crackdown will exacerbate the state’s labor shortage while doing nothing to fix Biden’s border failures,” said Murdoch in his written statement to Vanity Fair.
Murdoch has privately expressed to see Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin to run as a presidential candidate as an alternative to Trump.
With DeSantis sinking in the GOP, Trump is facing legal troubles despite being the frontrunner for the Republican Party in the primary.
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