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Kamala Harris Beats Ron DeSantis in 2024? At Least One Poll Says Yes

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Vice President Kamala Harris meets with Texas Democratic Legislators, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

New Poll Gives Kamal Harris A Narrow Victory Over Ron DeSantis In 2024? – Following successive polls showing former President Donald Trump easily defeating Vice President Kamala Harris in a theoretical 2024 presidential race, a surprising new poll shows the vice president beating popular Republican Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis.

The Harvard University Center for American Political Studies (CAPS) found that Kamala Harris, despite her historically low approval ratings, would take 39% of the vote in a 2024 race against Governor DeSantis, who would take 37%. It’s a marginal victory, but still, one that would likely surprise even Democrat-leaning observers.

Importantly, however, Harvard found that 23% of respondents were undecided between the two candidates.

Biden Looks To Be Running

While President Joe Biden once described himself as a “transitional” president, sparking rumors that he may step aside and allow Vice President Harris to run in 2024, it looks as though the president is planning on running for a second term after all.

Biden will be 81 years old in 2024, which would make him the oldest candidate of either of the two main parties in American history. That doesn’t seem to deter him, however, as a report from the New York Times described in June how the president is seeking loyalty from his party as he lays the groundwork for another campaign.

With that in mind, Harris is unlikely to go head-to-head with DeSantis in 2024. The Florida governor has also not announced his interest in running for the White House in 2024.

DeSantis Is Still Less Known Than Kamala Harris

Should the stars align and Harris goes head-to-head with DeSantis in 2024, the poll doesn’t necessarily reflect what will happen in the election, as clearly we are years away, a true lifetime in U.S. politics.

Vice President Kamala Harris is already a household name, while Governor DeSantis is not. For many Americans, their only knowledge of Governor DeSantis comes from negative stories and smears from those on the left. Notably, Americans likely know DeSantis from the entirely made-up “Don’t Say Gay” bill scandal, in which Democrats falsely claimed that the Florida governor was advancing legislation that banned residents from using the term “gay” or teachers referencing sexuality in teaching.

In truth, the legislation was designed to stop educators from teaching sexual concepts to children.

Not yet a household name but already contending with negative press, it’s no wonder DeSantis scores badly against Harris. The result is radically different from recent polls of GOP voters, who now consider DeSantis as viable a 2024 candidate as former President Donald Trump.

What will happen in 2024 is anybody’s guess, but if Harris is the Democrats’ candidate, GOP voters may want former President Donald Trump to stick around – at least if polls showing him handily beating Harris are accurate.

Jack Buckby is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

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Jack Buckby is 19FortyFive's Breaking News Editor. He is a British author, counter-extremism researcher, and journalist based in New York. Reporting on the U.K., Europe, and the U.S., he works to analyze and understand left-wing and right-wing radicalization, and reports on Western governments’ approaches to the pressing issues of today. His books and research papers explore these themes and propose pragmatic solutions to our increasingly polarized society.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Ghost Tomahawk

    July 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    A harvard poll huh? yeah. Look at Harris unpopularity. She universally loathed by everyone including those in her circle.

  2. Him

    July 10, 2022 at 12:56 am

    When I see the way my friends process information – about politics and medicine – these type of headlines, which ordinarily should be a farcical joke – no longer surprise me.

    I’ll explain:

    The correct approach is, first, to look with your own eyes at the evidence. Then, compare it with contrary evidence. Then wait to see if it is corroborated with other evidence.

    Whereas the vast majority of people I’ve seen – if any data and evidence goes against the mainstream majority, they emotionally push back against that information. Most refuse to see the evidence.

    This is why, if the Mainstream Media for a year starts to sing the praises of Kamala Harris, I dare say it’d be easy to fool most of the American people, based on the events of the past 2 years.

    Never under-estimate the American people’s ability to follow the crowd and their Media, and refuse to see the evidence.

    e.g. the Pfizer documents obtained under Freedom of Information in December 2021. If that does not instantly ring a bell, it means you are part of the masses that follow the crowd and the Media. This is a litmus test. You might push back emotionally, but if you are not aware of the Pfizer F.O.I. documents, it is a moment to look in the mirror and realise you are part of the masses following the crowd, irrespective of your educational level.

  3. RepublicansLovePutin&hateAmerica

    July 10, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    You’d have to be mentally retarded to vote deretard anyway. Unless you want America to be ruled from the Kremlin.

  4. JY

    July 12, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/home-of-the-brave-rip-war-poll-democrats-fight-enlist-vietnam-soldiers-invasion-ukraine-patriotism-culture-war-isolationist-military-recruitment-11646929607

    I’m willing to bet you never served. I’ll also wager you don’t know anybody who served. Why? because despite your projection, democrats tend to be sniveling unpatriotic cowards. Furthermore, you’re proud of it. Burning the flag, knocking down monuments, and generally avoiding the military, particularly infantry positions and elite units where members are overwhelmingly conservative. The Poll cited in the article in this link should come as no surprise.

    • RepublicansLovePutin&hateAmerica

      July 13, 2022 at 12:02 pm

      You stolen valour far right re-tards never served despite using as a hollow bludgeon and WSJ is full of the same morons who who re-tards vote for.

  5. Kathryn Wiley

    July 16, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    NO NO NO!!!!! 1. NO MORE CALIFORNIA REPS FROM NANCY PELOSI HER NEPHEW GAVIN NEWSOM, HIDDEN HARRIS SMH TAKE IT TO THE PLOOS. VOTE THE PEN IS BETTER THAN WAR!!!!!!! GIT BOXES CALIFORNIA REPS IT BEEN A NIGHTMARE…. BERNIE SANDERS/ ELIZABETH WARREN 2024. AS FOR ME AS LONG AS THEY ARE IN AS PRESIDENT/ VP.. AT LEAST WE WILL ALL GET OUR FAIR SHARE!!!!!!! SANDERS/ WARREN 2024 P.S PLEASE PEACE NOT WAR!!!!

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