Skip to comments.DeSantis falls to fourth place behind Christie and Haley in New Hampshire: Poll
Posted on 11/15/2023 8:32:48 AM PST by SoConPubbie
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), originally perceived as the toughest Republican primary challenger to former President Donald Trump, is falling from grace in key battleground states such as New Hampshire, with more candidates ahead of him in the polls than just Trump.
A new poll from 7News/Emerson College released on Wednesday found that 7% of voters would support DeSantis in the 2024 GOP primary, a significant decline from polling at 17% in March. Even former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has maintained relatively low polling numbers in most GOP battleground states, has surpassed DeSantis, with 9% of voters stating they would support the former New Jersey governor in the primary.
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Christie's popularity in New Hampshire has largely remained the same over the last few months, as he received 9% and beat DeSantis for second place among contestants in the state in August. However, DeSantis's gradual decline into single-digit polling behind Christie adds to a growing list of signs for the Florida governor that his campaign may be too far gone.
Considered a long-shot candidate, Christie has been scraping by in the polls, just managing to reach the donor and polling requirements to appear at the three Republican National Committee debates. DeSantis, who has comfortably managed to meet the RNC's requirements, is appearing to lose the momentum he built in his campaign's early efforts to trouble Trump. At the time, strategists, lawmakers, and voters predicted DeSantis might give the former president something to worry about.
Now, strategists and polls indicate that former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley has taken the mantle from DeSantis as the most viable candidate to defeat Trump in the Republican primary, polling at second place in most early primary states. Of the non-Trump GOP presidential candidates, Haley is the only one who has experienced a sharp incline in popularity in New Hampshire. She went from 6% in March to 4% in August, shooting up to 18% in Wednesday's poll.
“For the last year, we’ve been looking at Ron DeSantis/Donald Trump race, and now it looks like Nikki Haley is the alternative instead of Ron DeSantis at this point,” said Spencer Kimball, 7News/Emerson College pollster. “You know, about a year ago, Ron DeSantis was at 17%. Now he’s down to 7%. And when we look at a candidate like Nikki Haley, since August, she’s gone from 4% up to 18%."
A hypothetical matchup between President Joe Biden and the Republican candidates is also telling as to which GOP nominee could fare the best against the Democratic president. Between Biden and DeSantis in New Hampshire, the president leads 46% to 38%, with 17% undecided.
Among the GOP candidates, Trump has the closest lead to Biden in New Hampshire, with Biden at 47% and the former president at 42%. But when third-party candidates Cornel West and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. are added, the race tightens, with 40% supporting Biden and 37% supporting Trump.
Haley is the only Republican whom Emerson College found would beat Biden in a head-to-head contest in the state, 45% to 39%. The former U.N. ambassador has recently begun poaching donors from her Republican rivals, luring in 250 contributors who donated at least $200 to other Republican campaigns, according to a Bloomberg News analysis of campaign finance records.
In DeSantis's case, Haley had 87 new contributors to her campaign in the third quarter who previously gave at least $200 to the Florida governor. On the other side, DeSantis's campaign lost significantly more donors to other campaigns in the third quarter than it poached.
“Yet another poll showing Nikki Haley is the best challenger to beat both Donald Trump and Joe Biden," Ken Farnaso, spokesman for Haley, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. "She is second in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina and is the only candidate with upward momentum. Voters are rallying to Nikki’s strength and toughness while others continue to sink in the polls.”
It’s really disturbing to find out how fake meatball is - when we all previously loved him before he ran.
Wow, falling behind Haley was expected, the Uniparty/Globalist/Establishment GOP has decided Desantis ain’t it, and moved on to Haley... but to be behind Christie...
Christie initially came to NJ and was a breath of fresh air there... but buy the time he left he was utterly unpopular... both in and out of the state.
Small meatball losing to big meatball.
“DeSantis falls to fourth place behind Christie and Haley in New Hampshire: Poll”
christie? assuming this poll is even close to accurate, this says as much about GOP voters as it does desantis ...
I wouldn’t worry about Nikki Haley after her self-destruction of yesterday.
Christie is an interesting case, IMHO.
Came to the governorship by speaking a lot of conservative truth, and by the time he left was just utterly unpopular both in and out of the state.
Santorum is another case that is similar, he was relatively popular in PA, but over his time in office be became less and less so, until being voted out of office 17.5% margin.... certainly one of the largest losses by an incumbent senator in modern US history. Oddly though Santorum’s unpopularity in home never translated to unpopularity nationally... largely because most of things that made him unpopular in PA weren’t things that got reported nationally.
“It’s really disturbing to find out how fake meatball is - when we all previously loved him before he ran.”
exactly like the situation with Ted Cruz ... in fact, the desantis situation could be called Cruz 2.0 ... and who said primaries serve no useful purpose!
I had absolutely loved DeSantis before he entered the race, but he really has been pathetic as a campaigner.
His friends are friends of the Bush family. They are all mad at Trump for standing up to them. And specifically for working to seal the border.
It is funny how easy led you are also
>> this says as much about GOP voters as it does desantis ...
Yankee GOP voters, anyway. I suspect Christie’s popularity (and I use that term loosely) is regional in this case.
“I wouldn’t worry about Nikki Haley after her self-destruction of yesterday.”
indeed ... Haley’s “Just say NO to Internet free speech” stance is no different than the fascist Democrat State’s hatred of Internet free speech ...
Meatball behind Chrissy smelling his fat farts
>> I wouldn’t worry about Nikki Haley after her self-destruction of yesterday.
“What’s your real name, ‘truthkeeper’??!?”
i see you’re got ChatGPT cranked up to 11!
Oh I’m not worried about any of them.
Trump, was the nominee as of Jan 7, 2021, as long as he chose to run.... That’s been the reality since that date. Once he officially ran this primary was over.
The Globalist, Uniparty, Establishment, Nevertrumper’s are just embarrassing themselves. Literally ever single “debate” just shows more and more why Trump is going to, and should be, the nominee.
Haley’s should have been done the second she argued to bring Palestinian’s here... instantly, but that’s what the establishment believes.... and she is funded by them.
This is the real issue, and why Trump became the nominee in 2016, and why the establishment is no more worthy of support than they were then. They are all beholden to globalist money men... do you think the topics that Trump won on in 16 weren’t known by other politicians? The failure of free trade, the open border, etc etc etc? No other politicians saw the failings and probably knew there was a lane they could ride there, but none could do it because if any of them had touched those topics they would have instantly been cut off by the dick cheney “donor” class...
The GOPe is still utterly beholden to the globalists.. and it shows every time they open their mouths.
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