Photo edit of Ron DeSantis. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.
Photo edit of Ron DeSantis. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.

A recent study conducted on behalf of a pro-Ron DeSantis political action committee has uncovered intriguing trends among swing voters, with results potentially impacting the dynamics of a hypothetical 2024 presidential election.

The study monitored the online and social media commentary of 40,000 swing voters between July 5th and 19th. The findings suggest a predominance of negative sentiment towards a potential Donald Trump candidacy, a stark contrast to the more favorable reception of DeSantis. A mere 15% of swing voters expressed positive sentiments for Trump, while 55% expressed negativity and the remainder stayed neutral.

DeSantis, on the other hand, appeared to hold a more favorable standing. 19% of swing voters conveyed positive sentiments about him, with 31% expressing negative opinions, and 50% remaining neutral. This study also revealed that Biden had a 20-point negative rating.

The opinions of swing voters suggest that DeSantis could potentially be more appealing to moderate Democrats and Independents than Trump.

Dan Backer, counsel for the Ready to Win committee, cast doubt on the current public polling regarding the general election. He asserted,

“Anti-polling is honest, reliable, and true. And it confirms what people already know: Donald Trump can’t beat Joe Biden. Only Ron DeSantis can, and only he can win the primary to do it.”

Adding. “I’m not anti-Trump, after voting for him in 2016 and 2020, but he lost—badly—the last time around. Every single shred of reputable data is crystal clear: Swing voters have utterly abandoned Trump, and he cannot win a general election. Only DeSantis can.”

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