FL Gov. Ron DeSantis beats Trump in Wisconsin GOP 2024 straw poll

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to see his popularity rise across America as he takes a spirited stand against the woke left in defense of the time-honored principles that have made the United State the most powerful nation in the world.

The rise in popularity the Republican governor enjoys comes with an elephant in the room, so to speak. As the country inches closer to the 2024 presidential election, Donald Trump remains perched atop the GOP. At the same time, DeSantis, who’s much like Trump when it comes to the media in that he doesn’t suffer fools gladly, seems to be every so slowly closing the gap.

In fact, in a Wisconsin state GOP convention straw poll held on Saturday, DeSantis defeated the former president with former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina, coming in third.

Of course, straw polls at state conventions often prove to be a poor representation of where the GOP stands as a whole when it comes to presidential preferences, the results show that DeSantis is becoming a household name. After all, Wisconsin is a long way from Florida.

DeSantis has also been very careful not to lock horns with Trump, who resides in Florida. Not that the media doesn’t gladly push the narrative that a battle is brewing, as seen earlier this year with reports of a simmering feud between the two over a comment the former president made about “gutless” politicians not disclosing whether that have been vaccinated. Trump appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to dispel  the speculation as “fake news,” saying “I get along great with Ron.”

Nonetheless, a recent MSNBC op-ed declared DeSantis is a “far more dangerous politician than Donald Trump” because he has “the proven ability to follow through” with his popular agenda.

“Ron DeSantis is the governor of Florida, a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, and quite possibly the most dangerous figure in American politics,” columnist Michael Cohen penned.

Wisconsin Republicans were asked in the poll, “If the 2024 GOP primary for president were held today, whom would you support?” DeSantis drew 122 votes, compared to Trump’s 104. Haley was the only other Republican to reach double digits with 24 votes.

And while the media will get excited and try to further instigate a clash of the GOP titans, enjoying Trump and DeSantis trying to take each other out, the folks seem to be a bit more realistic.

Here’s a sampling of some of the more level-headed responses to the story from Twitter:

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