Whether lines like this are a preview of 2024 remains to be seen. Meanwhile, polling continues to pour in showing Gov. Ron DeSantis with a shot at the presidency if he launches a campaign, including against Biden or Harris.
Though DeSantis has consistently said he’s not eyeing a run for the White House, a recent survey conducted by Echelon Insights suggests that whether Democrats nominated Biden or Harris in 2024, DeSantis would be at least competitive.
In what was a D+5 poll surveying 42% Democrats, 37% Republicans and the remainder otherwise unaffiliated, Biden holds a 4-point lead over DeSantis among likely voters, with 45% support compared to 41% for DeSantis. Among registered voters, Biden leads 45% to 39%.
DeSantis took 6% of Democrats polled against Biden, who got support from just 5% of Republicans in this survey.
Against Harris, DeSantis fared even better in the same poll. The Vice President took 43% of likely voters, 1 point above DeSantis. She had a 3-point lead with registered voters.
DeSantis drew 7% of Democrats polled against Harris, while she commanded just 4% support among Republicans. Independent voters preferred DeSantis against Harris by a strong 41% to 32%.