A new poll shows Gov. Ron DeSantis in excellent shape with Florida voters as the Legislature readies to kick off regular session next week.
On Monday night, U.S. Term Limits released a poll from Pulse Opinion Research with a field team from Rasmussen showing DeSantis is approved by 64 percent of Florida voters while 24 percent of them disapprove of him. There is a partisan divide with 85 percent of Republicans approving of the governor while Democrats are more divided with 46 percent of them approving of him and 39 percent disapproving of him. Voters outside the major parties also back DeSantis with 60 percent approving of him and 23 percent disapproving of him.
DeSantis does well with whites as 68 percent of them approve of him and slightly less well with Hispanics though 62 percent of them approve of the governor. With African Americans, DeSantis is upside down with 40 percent of them approving of him and 45 percent disapproving of him.
The governor does well with all age groups though he does better with older Floridians than younger ones. DeSantis does well across all education levels as well in the poll.
Men generally like DeSantis better than women do with 69 percent of men approving of him while 59 percent of women do. The governor also does better with married Floridians–getting the approval of 70 percent of them–than he does single Floridians though 56 percent of them approve him.
The poll of 800 likely voters in Florida was taken from Feb. 15 though Feb. 17 with a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent.