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Gov. Ron DeSantis Weighs In on Speculation of 2024 Bid

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) name has floated around amid speculation of a 2024 bid.

Asked by a reporter about talk of a 2024 bid, DeSantis said, “All the speculation about me is purely manufactured.”

“I just do my job and we work hard. … I hear all this stuff and honestly, it’s nonsense,” he added during Tuesday’s press conference.

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According to a local NBC News station, DeSantis “has not yet submitted his application to run for re-election, and is not listed among gubernatorial candidates in the state elections database.”

DeSantis beat former President Donald Trump in a straw poll for the 2024 presidential election in June, as IJR reported on.

At the Western Conservative Summit, 74% of respondents chose DeSantis, while 71% of respondents picked Trump. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) came in third and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came in fourth.

Trump won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll in July. The former president received 70%, while DeSantis received 21%. However, DeSantis won in a similar poll that did not include Trump on the ballot.

Should he run in 2024?

An Emerson College poll, conducted  August 30-September 1, found Trump narrowly beating President Joe Biden in a hypothetical 2024 match-up.

Without Trump on the ballot, 32% of the Republican voters chose DeSantis in a hypothetical 2024 Republican presidential primary, according to the poll.

A Morning Consult poll released on September 2 found DeSantis’ approval net approval rating down 14 points since the start of July.

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