Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis currently holds a commanding lead in his reelection campaign.
He is doing a great job leading the effort to help people with recovery after Hurricane Ian, which will only boost him further.
It’s probably safe to say that Florida is now a solidly red state and DeSantis deserves some credit for that.
Red wave alert: DeSantis up big in governor’s race
For your radar— While Florida is still dealing with the fallout of Hurricane Ian, one new poll suggests that Republicans — including Gov. Ron DeSantis — could be on their way to a significant sweep in the November elections.
Double digits— Mason Dixon Polling & Strategy on Wednesday released survey results that showed DeSantis with a commanding 11-point lead over Democrat Charlie Crist: 52 percent to 41 percent.
Also big margins— That same poll showed all three Republicans seeking Cabinet posts also with double-digit leads: Attorney General Ashley Moody up over Aramis Ayala, 50 percent to 37 percent; Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis leads Adam Hattersley, 47 percent to 37 percent; and Senate President Wilton Simpson with a clear advantage over Naomi Esther Blemur in the agriculture commissioner race, 47 percent to 34 percent…
Positive territory— This most recent poll — which was wrapped up just as Hurricane Ian was descending on the state — shows that DeSantis has a 55 percent job approval rating. Brad Coker, with Mason-Dixon, does note that number could change depending on Florida’s recovery from the deadly storm.
His lead is bigger now than it was in 2018.
Ron Desantis has opened up an 11 point lead in his bid for re-election according to a poll from Mason-Dixon research. He won election by less than a point in 2018. If he wins by 11 or more it would be the biggest Republican win in a statewide race in modern Florida history.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 5, 2022
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 5, 2022
It’s looking like DeSantis is going to win another term.