Governor DeSantis, now officially a candidate for president, started campaigning for his election recently and the momentum has been rising sharply with his team hitting all the right notes. Let's look at this game...
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has reportedly been actively making political moves and building a strong network, which lead many to believe that he has aspirations beyond his current role as Governor, and his announcement for presidential bid proved that.
According to two Republicans who have knowledge of the conversations, advisers to Governor DeSantis had been preparing for the possibility that he will run for president for some time now, prior to the announcement being made.
DeSantis is widely regarded as a formidable potential challenger to former president Donald Trump, who has just kickstarted his campaign since announcing his candidacy in November.
Recent polls have shown Governor DeSantis pulling ahead of Trump, including one released this week that had the Governor leading the ex-president among likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire.
- It is important to note that other polls have shown a tie between the two candidates.
A Wall Street Journal survey showed that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had a lead over Trump of 52% to 38%. And Fox News reported on a USA Today/Suffolk University poll that showed Trump had only 33% compared to DeSantis' 56%.
Following this, the former president unleashed his fury on both media houses, saying that they had been wrong about him in the past from the time he announced his first run for the White House.
Republican voters have been going through a huge turmoil over the harsh decision of not knowing if they are going to stick by the former president or the Florida Governor.
For starters, Governor Ron DeSantis has been picking up steam in GOP politics for months and is widely considered to be a popular contender for the party's presidential nomination in 2024.
However, Trump's influence over party officials is undiminished, and even without Twitter, his ability to command media attention is still unparalleled, and he would probably give DeSantis a tough time in the primary race.
As such, challenging Trump at the Primaries, should the 2024 elections be a fight-off between him and Trump, will be the most intense and divided the GOPs have ever been.