Recent polls have introduced the hypothetical scenario of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) facing California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) in the 2024 Presidential election.
In the hypothetical political popularity contest, DeSantis is more popular among Latino and independent voters than Newsom.
Unsurprisingly, the Florida Governor beats Newsom in California among Republican voters, as 85 percent of the state’s Republican voters say they’d vote for DeSantis.
The poll released on August 19 by the Probolsky report shows DeSantis taking the lead among independents, Latinos, and middle-aged voters (between 40 and 49 years old.)
The poll surveyed 900 likely California voters and had a margin of error of 3.3 percent.
Discussing Newsom’s battering in the polls, Adam Probolsky stated, “To be clear, there is virtually no chance a Republican candidate for president will win California in 2024.”
However, Probolsky explained that the “numbers should be a warning sign for Newsom’s team as he branches out to other states trying to build a national coalition.”
The Newsom-DeSantis matchup in 2024 was also explored in a Yahoo News poll that surveyed 1,630 respondents.
The poll showed Newsom getting 39 percent support from voters compared to DeSantis’ 36 percent. Despite this victory by Newsom, DeSantis still had a better showing among independent voters, beating Newsom by five percentage points among this group.
Speculation that both men will be pursuing the Oval Office intensified on Friday (September 16) when Newsom tweeted: “[email protected], clearly you’re struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives. Since you have only one overriding need — attention –let’s take this up & debate. I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election [email protected]”