A recently unveiled mainstream poll discovered that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) ranks #1 for the highest net approval rating among all major American politicians.
The survey itself was carried out over October 12-13 by the American Political Studies (CAPS) within Harvard University, HarrisX, and The Harris Poll
The poll asked its respondents to rate key political figures in the U.S. as either very favorable, favorable, unfavorable, very unfavorable, never heard of them, or no opinion.
The politicians addressed in the ranking, in order, were DeSantis (+6), former Vice President Mike Pence (+4), South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott (+3), former President Donald Trump (0), Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (0), Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz (0), former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (-3), President Joe Biden (-8), Arizona Democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema (-9), Vice President Kamala Harris (-10), Democrat Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (-12), New York Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (-12), twice failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (-13), West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (-15), Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (-22), and Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (-22).
This puts DeSantis in a spot that means that he is widely seen by most as being the future of the Republican Party. his most recent dealings regarding Hurricane Ian and its clean-up have rightfully earned him copious praise from even his major political rivals, including none other than Biden himself, who claims that DeSantis was, in fact, “pretty remarkable.”
Some other bits of information which should be extracted from the poll include:
- The majority of voters, +24%, said Biden was responsible for high gas prices.
- 65% of voters said that the transition to different types of fuel should be a slow and gradual process. The same percentage of voters said the administration should unleash American energy production rather than ease sanctions on hostile foreign nations like Venezuela and Iran.
- 68% of voters said that Biden was too old to hold office, and 55% said they had doubts about his mental fitness.
- Republican Party leaders were labeled by the public as working on all of the major issues that the American people care about such as Inflation, the economy, and immigration. Democrats were labeled as outright disconnected from voters as voters could cite the Democrat Party leaders focusing on other issues such as January 6th, women’s rights, and climate change, which ranked 19th, 5th, and 8th, respectively.
- Biden’s student loan bailout made voters more likely to vote Republican to Democrat, 41% to 35%, while 24% said it did not impact their vote.
- The U.S. Military, police, and Amazon ranked as the most trusted U.S. institutions.
- The majority of voters opposed Biden’s energy agenda by 8%. 80% said that the U.S. should emphasize lower prices and energy independence, while only 20% said that the U.S. should emphasize higher gasoline prices and climate change.