Ever since he entered the GOP Presidential Primary, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has watched his poll numbers decline.
Now DeSantis is facing the final nail in the coffin.
And Ron DeSantis got some tragic news that will end his Presidential campaign.
With his fundraising failing to meet expectations and his national poll numbers flatlining, Ron DeSantis bet everything on the state of Iowa.
But no matter how much time DeSantis spends in the state, polls still show Donald Trump more than 30 points ahead of him.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds – who, like DeSantis, has a conservative record of supporting Constitutional Carry and legislation to protect life after six weeks – broke tradition and endorsed DeSantis in a desperation move to stop Trump.
At a rally where she made the endorsement official, Reynolds called DeSantis “someone who calls out our moral decline for what it is, who looks to the future and not the past, someone who, most importantly, can win.”
“That person is Ron DeSantis. And that’s why I am so proud to stand here tonight and give him my full support and endorsement for president of the United States of America,” Reynolds added.
DeSantis used the endorsement as the central message in a $2 million TV ad blitz that the cash-strapped campaign ran in Iowa.
But it looks like it ended up all for naught.
An Iowa State/Civiqs poll taken in the wake of the Reynolds endorsement showed Trump holding a 36-point lead over DeSantis.
📊 2024 IOWA REPUBLICAN CAUCUS
• Trump — 54% (+36)
• DeSantis — 18%
• Haley — 12%
• Ramaswamy — 6%
• Christie — 3%
• Scott — 2%
• Burgum — 1%
• Hutchinson — 0%
— InteractivePolls (@IAPolls2022) November 16, 2023
The Iowa State/Civiqs poll taken in October found Trump leading DeSantis by 38 points, meaning the Reynolds endorsement barely moved the needle.
If Ron DeSantis doesn’t win in Iowa, his Presidential campaign is over.
It would be a stunning fall from grace for a candidate who looked like the future of the conservative movement and the Republican Party coming out of the 2022 Midterm election.