Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is currently second place in the polling data for the GOP presidential nomination behind former President Donald Trump, stated what he plans to do if his campaign performs poorly in the Iowa caucuses on Monday. He stated that regardless of what happens, he’s staying in the race. I don’t know if that’s politically wise or not, but one thing is for sure. He’s got his work cut out for him.
via the Daily Caller:
Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley moved into second place among Iowans in a Saturday poll, edging out DeSantis by 4 points. With DeSantis falling behind in the last survey before the Iowa caucus, some speculated what the governor’s fate could be if he did place third.
“You are not dropping out of this race tonight or tomorrow, no matter what? Fair?” an MSNBC reporter went on to ask the governor.
“No, we are going on. We’ve been built for the long haul. It is all about the accumulation of delegates,” he responded.
“We’re in it for the long haul. We’re going to do well. I know the media likes to do the speculation. I’m excited for the votes to come in because that will be the first real data point,” DeSantis revealed just before the network ended the segment.
Former President Donald Trump remains the clear front-runner ahead of the Iowa caucus with 48 percent of state voters saying that he is their first pick for president, according to the Des Moines Register/NBC News/MediaCom poll. Sixty-eight percent of respondents said they have decided who they are voting for while 25 percent are still open to being persuaded by the candidates.
Unfortunately, inclement weather could end up playing a major factor in the turnout for the caucuses on Monday evening, as record temperatures, hanging around two degrees, and snow, could influence folks to stay inside instead of heading to the polls. Let’s hope that’s not the case, as the future of our nation hinges on having a solid candidate become the GOP nominee to square off against Biden in November.
Sixty-two percent of DeSantis supporters said that they would “definitely” attend, despite the weather, the poll shows. DeSantis leads other candidates in that category with 56 percent of Trump supporters and 51 percent of Haley voters saying they would turn out for the caucus.
The poll in question was officially conducted between the dates of Jan. 7-12. A total of 705 Republicans were surveyed. The margin of error for the poll is three percent.
DeSantis is definitely a great conservative, but he may have chosen the wrong time to get ambitious. Many people view his entering the race as a betrayal against Trump who endorsed him for governor and helped him take a big victory. Trump himself has stated he feels that way about the Florida Republican. Regardless, he’s a man who does get things done so if, by some strange twist of fate, he’s the nominee, he’d be a good choice to occupy the White House after Biden.
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