Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ran slightly ahead of Donald Trump in a straw poll over the weekend at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, with 74% saying they would approve of DeSantis as a presidential candidate in 2024 compared to 71% for Trump.
According to the Washington Times:
DeSantis has become a sort of Donald Trump without the Twitter tantrums.
As the GOP debates its future following four tumultuous years of President Trump, Mr. DeSantis has flashed a refined brand of Trumpism that captures the hard-charging policies but with fewer self-inflicted rhetorical wounds.
It’s proving popular with both members of the MAGA movement and GOP establishment figures who aren’t rarin’ to go full-Trump.
“He has become an absolute rockstar among center-right voters and conservative voters,” said Peter Feaman, a member of the Republican National Committee from Florida. “All I have to do is mention his name and the rooms immediately burst out in applause.”
What do you think of DeSantis?