Latest Florida Chamber Statewide Poll Shows Governor Ron DeSantis Earns Strong Approval from Florida Voters

By: Edie Ousley


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2019) – Governor Ron DeSantis is earning strong approval ratings from likely Florida voters, according to the latest Florida Chamber of Commerce statewide poll. Results show 58 percent of likely voters approve of the job that Governor Ron DeSantis is doing and 54 percent believe Florida is headed in the right direction.

Florida Chamber of Commerce Statewide Poll

Approve

Disapprove

Unsure

Ron DeSantis

58

13

29

+45

 

Florida Chamber of Commerce Statewide Poll

Right Direction Wrong Track Not Sure
How do you feel things in Florida are going? 54 25 21

“From the day he was elected, Governor Ron DeSantis has worked on a common agenda with us to keep the momentum going in Florida,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “From appointing three new Florida Supreme Court justices dedicated to upholding the Consitiution, to strengthening educational opportunities, Governor DeSantis is leading and working to secure Florida’s future.”

When asked which issues they would like to see the Florida Legislature address, education once again takes the number one spot:

  • Education                  13%
  • Jobs/Economy          11%
  • Environment             11%
  • Healthcare                10%
  • Immigration                 8%

When considering the national political scene, Florida voters dislike Speaker Nancy Pelosi more than President Donald Trump.

 

                      Florida Chamber of Commerce Statewide Poll

Person

Favorable

Unfavorable

Dem Fav

Dem Unfav

Rep

Fav

Rep

Unfav

NPA

Fav

NPA

Unfav

Donald Trump 45 49 12 82

84

14

38

54

Nancy Pelosi 38 52 66 19

8

86

39

48

 
The poll was released in conjunction with the Florida Chamber’s Legislative Fly-In taking place in the Capital City. Business leaders from across Florida are in Tallahassee to prepare for the upcoming legislative session, meet with lawmakers and advocate for pro-jobs legislation.

In addition to measuring where voters stand on candidates and issues, the Florida Chamber’s voter analysis shows that No Party Affiliates (NPAs) continue to lead in voter registrations. In December, the latest month for which Florida has data, 27 percent of new voters registered as Democrats, 32 percent registered as Republicans, and 41 percent registered as NPA – for a total of 27,340 total voter registrations in Florida. Total Florida voter registrations show 37 percent are Democrats, 35 percent are Republicans and 28 percent are NPAs.

ABOUT THIS POLL:  The Florida Chamber of Commerce political poll was conducted on February 5-10, 2019 by Cherry Communications during live telephone interviews of likely voters, and has a margin of error of +/- 4 percent. The sample size included 245 Democrats244 Republicans and 120 Others for a total of 609 respondents statewide. The samples for the polls conducted by the Florida Chamber are consistently drawn from likely voters and newly registered voters, meaning those voters who have the propensity and past performance of voting in elections, rather than simply including registered voters.  Voters are again screened for likelihood of voting.

 

 

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Established in 1916 as Florida’s first statewide business advocacy organization, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Florida Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.