Democrats are afraid of Ron DeSantis.
They’ve targeted the successful Florida Governor as someone to take down before a potential 2024 run for the White House.
But the latest polling from the Sunshine State is giving reason for Florida Democrats to panic.
According to the recent Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll, President Joe Biden would lose Florida and it’s 30 electoral college votes if he faced the popular Gov. DeSantis in a 2024 Presidential matchup.
In fact, it’s not even close, with DeSantis crushing Biden by 8-points, 52%-44%.
Biden fares better in the Sunshine State in a hypothetical contest with former President Trump, but still comes out on the short end of the stick, losing 47%-44%.
In the controversial 2020 election, Trump defeated Biden in Florida by about 3.5 points.
Trump also won the largest swing-state in the country back in 2016, defeating Hillary Clinton by about 115,000 votes.
“The survey illuminates the size of the hole Democrats need to dig out of as they look toward the elections…on Nov. 8, 2022 – that will determine control of Congress and shape the second two years of Biden’s term,” USA Today author Susan Page wrote.
The survey didn’t just ask likely voters about the 2024 race, but also focused on some big upcoming Midterm contests in Florida.
The poll queries resulted in more good news for Gov. DeSantis.
DeSantis leads former Governor the now-Democrat Charlie Christ by 6-points in a race for DeSantis’ gubernatorial seat.
And the sitting Governor is crushing his other potential opponent, Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, by a whopping margin of 51%-40%.
Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio is standing tall as well according to the poll.
In fact, Sen. Rubio is dominating Democrat Congresswoman Val Demings 49%-41%.
Showing more cracks in the relationship between Democrats and its formerly strong voting block of Hispanic Voters, Sen. Rubio has a full 20-point lead with Hispanics over Rep. Demings.
Other key findings in the Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll include:
- President Biden’s approval rating is 14-points underwater in the nation’s third most populated state.
- 58% of likely Florida voters believe President Biden is leading the United States in the wrong direction.
- A clear majority (52%) of Floridians approve of Gov. DeSantis’ ban on vaccine mandates.
- 49% of respondents said DeSantis’ COVID policies have helped the Sunshine State’s economy, compared to just 38% who say they’ve hurt Florida’s economy.
- Critical Race Theory is incredibly unpopular in Florida, with respondents opposing the teaching of critical race theory by a margin of 53%-33%.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for more updates to this ongoing story.