As we previously reported, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis kicked Charlie Crist’s posterior during the debate on Monday night. At least Crist showed up and didn’t weasel out like some Democrats. But it didn’t help him.
But let’s face it, Charlie Crist is likely toast in that race. One sign of that is even former colleagues and staff of Crist have signed a letter supporting DeSantis for office. You know when they’re willing to put their signatures to paper on the issue, with all the internal politics, that means Crist is done.
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) October 25, 2022
“Governor DeSantis has delivered for Florida,” the letter stated. “He has led our state with courage and conviction. He has demonstrated his ability to lead us through difficult times. We stand with Governor DeSantis because the stakes are too high. We urge Florida to re-elect Ron DeSantis as our Governor.”
One of the signatories was George LeMieux, the Chief of Staff to Crist when he was governor.
But that’s not all. Not only is DeSantis leading in the state in the polls, some by double digits, but a new poll is showing DeSantis ahead by seven points with Hispanics and they support the flight of aliens that DeSantis sent to Martha’s Vineyard that caused many on the left to flip out.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) October 24, 2022
Overall, DeSantis leads Crist by 51% to 44% statewide among those voters, and 56% approve of the job the governor is doing, compared with 41% who don’t, the survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, found. DeSantis lost Hispanic voters by 10 percentage points when he was elected in 2018, exit polls showed, and if he wins them Nov. 8, it would all but ensure his victory in a state where Democrats traditionally need to rely on solid support from Hispanic and Black voters to overcome Republican advantages with white voters. [….]
Not only did Florida Hispanics support the Vineyard move by seven points, 50 percent to 43 percent, but those born outside of the U.S. were even more in favor of it, by 11 points, 52 percent to 41 percent.
Florida Democrats are fretting over Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’ popularity among Latinos, saying they are boosting his chances of becoming the first Republican governor in 20 years to win traditionally blue Miami-Dade County and therefore propelling his chances of a successful presidential run in 2024. Miami-Dade, the state’s most populous county, is 70% Hispanic. The last time a Republican governor won Miami-Dade County was Jeb Bush in 2002. Unlike DeSantis, Bush held press conferences in fluent Spanish and his wife is Mexican-born…Hillary Clinton won Miami-Dade County by almost 30 points in 2016, but Biden won the county by only 7 points….Berrios and Murphy Anderson said they have held over 2,000 conversations with Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade. Aside from high enthusiasm for DeSantis among Republicans, about 29% of those with no party affiliation and 25% of Democrats said they were voting for DeSantis.
When DeSantis is even picking up Democrat votes and Hispanic votes that Democrats need to win, you know that Crist is about to get crushed. If DeSantis has a big win, even after all they’ve thrown against him, it’s likely to make him even stronger for 2024.
No wonder Democrats are losing their minds.