Ron DeSantis wrapped up his first state session as one of the country’s most popular Governors
Bottom Line: Governor Ron DeSantis isn’t just Florida’s most popular politician, he’s one of the country’s most popular. That’s saying something when we’re talking about any politician from our very evenly divided state politically. In the early weeks of Governor DeSantis’s administration, he posted record high approval ratings in our state. Impressive, especially given the deeply negative and close election cycle he’d just concluded. But still, the actions he’d taken up to that point were within his control and he hadn’t had the political backdrop of a state session and hard issues he’d have to advocate for and win on to deliver on promises. If you want to know how hard that can be, just talk to Senator Rick Scott or any number of state legislators of the prior eight years.
Well, as Governor DeSantis has concluded his first state session and is currently signing off on the final pieces of legislation he’s passing into law in Florida, he’s doing so with still remarkably high approval. Morning Consult keeps up with approval ratings for Governor’s across the country and Governor DeSantis is currently the 11th most popular in the country among his constituents (us).
He currently sports a 54% approval rating with a net positive rating of +34%. There are only one in five Floridians who disapprove of his performance. This is so impressive I’m not even sure he could have envisioned it working out so well thus far. For those who’ve wondered if Governor DeSantis may one day have presidential aspirations, if he keeps this up the answer is an emphatic yes. As an aside, the country’s top eleven governors are all Republicans, and four of which are in traditional blue states (Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire and Vermont).