Governor Ron DeSantis boasts a strong job approval rating and single-digit lead over his Democratic challengers, according to a new poll conducted by the Florida Chamber.
The latest poll shows DeSantis with a strong job approval rating of 54 percent, receiving 87 percent support from Republicans and 52 percent from NPA’s. Additionally, the Chamber’s statewide poll shows nearly all Florida voters support Florida’s local businesses, with 92 percent of those polled expressing confidence.
“COVID-19, job creation, and the economy are the leading issues Florida voters care about,” said Florida Chamber President and CEO Mark Wilson. “Thanks to the leadership and swift action taken by Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature, COVID-19 liability protections were signed into law, allowing Florida’s economy to remain open and jump to the 15th largest economy in the world – and voters clearly appreciate a Governor who does the right things.”
When looking ahead to 2022, new analysis shows Florida has almost 14.5 million registered voters. Democrats’ lead over Republicans has fallen to only 62,602 registered voters, the lowest gap in modern history. For the first half of 2021, new NPA registrations have outpaced voter registrations for either major party.
“As the Florida Chamber’s political team monitors political trends across Florida, the trends in voter registration clearly show Republicans steadily gaining ground over Democrats across Florida each month,” said A. Duda and Sons, Inc. Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer, and Florida Chamber Political Council Chair Tracy Duda Chapman. “Their analyses shows these trends put Florida just months away from Republicans having a voter registration lead for the first-time in Florida history.”
The statewide poll also found that DeSantis is in a strong position heading towards 2022, holding a solid lead over both potential Democratic challengers heading towards his re-election campaign.
The Governor currently holds an 8 percent lead over a former Florida Republican governor turned Democratic Congressman Charlie Crist, benefiting from 85 percent support from Republicans and 50 percent support from NPA’s. DeSantis also leads Crist among NPA’s by 8 percent.
DeSantis also enjoys a 9 percent lead over Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, benefiting from 85 percent support from Republicans and 49 percent support from NPA’s. DeSantis leads Fried among NPA’s by double-digits.
The political poll was conducted from July 26 – August 4, 2021 by Cherry Communications during live telephone interviews of likely voters, including 236 Democrats, 248 Republicans and 126 Others for a total of 610 respondents statewide. The poll’s margin of error sits at +/- 4 percent.