As he mulls a candidacy for president in 2024, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) reportedly saw his job approval rating rise to a four-year high.
According to a Mason-Dixon survey, 59% of Americans approve of the job that DeSantis is doing as governor, while 39% disapprove and 2% are undecided.
His approval rating has increased by 5% since the last midterm elections in September.
According to Mason-Dixon, this is DeSantis’ highest job approval rating since March 2019, when he received 62% support compared to 24% disapproval and 14% being uncertain.
DeSantis was easily reelected by double digits in November thanks to a Republican red wave in Florida.
His main Republican opponent in 2024, former President Donald Trump, has a 39% to 50% favorability rating, while President Joe Biden has a 33% to 54% favorability rating.
The survey found that among Republican voters, support for DeSantis was 87% positive and 7% negative, while support for Trump was 71% positive and 19% negative.
DeSantis also led Trump among Florida Republicans by a margin of 44% to 39%, which is slightly above the margin of error. Out of a possible 2,467 Republican Party delegates, Florida has 125.
Trump’s popularity among Republican voters has increased since the Manhattan grand jury decided to prosecute him, although it remains to be seen whether this bump in support will last.
On March 27 and 30, Mason-Dixon polled 625 registered voters by telephone. The margin of error for the full sample of voters was 4%. There was a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points for the subgroup of 507 Republicans that participated in the survey.