Ron DeSantis has yet to officially declare himself for the 2024 election but if he does anytime soon, he's going to be the early favorite to come out of the Republican side.
Experts think it's because he's so much stronger than Donald Trump on one key issue:
Education is incredibly important to young voters and independents.
Those are two categories that Trump isn't exactly extremely popular with. Ron DeSantis, however, appears to be.
In the 18-29 Floridian demographic, Trump won about 38% of their votes in 2020.
Ron DeSantis, on the other hand, collected about 43% of those votes during his 2022 campaign for governor.
Interestingly, people in their thirties give a slight edge to Trump.
People in their forties, however, prefer DeSantis over Trump by nine whole percentage points.
Perhaps the reason why DeSantis has been able to captivate these voters and Trump hasn't?
Ron DeSantis has been one of the strongest Republicans in the education department, standing up against absurd things like critical race theory and fought hard to get the FBI out of parent-teacher meetings.
America noticed, and they appreciate that he's taking action, not just talking the talk.
One insider explained exactly what that means:
"Ron DeSantis won education voters in the state, probably by double digits or a little higher than that. It’s an important issue that seemed to set DeSantis apart from other Republicans around the country. While there are many conservatives that care about this issue in Florida, they are predominantly independent females, Hispanics, etc.. He won over these voters because of his record accomplishments on education that far transcends the anti-woke stuff that the press likes to focus on. He was able to post meaningful wins on teacher pay increases, starting teacher pay increases, increased workforce development training."
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