Over the weekend, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) celebrated what he’s calling a “Historic win in the Sunshine State.” The Biden Administration and Democrats have struggled with Florida voters in recent weeks, and a number of polls have indicated that support for either has taken a hit both in the state and nationally.
As a result, Governor DeSantis informed supporters that “for the first time in the history of Florida, there are more registered Republicans than Democrats.”
An August Quinnipiac poll showed that Floridian voters do not approve of President Biden’s handling of the pandemic. Moreover, a recent NBC/Marist poll indicated that voters believe Republicans can better handle the economy by an 18-percentage-point margin.
While Democrats have launched initiatives to register more voters in the state, numbers show that the GOP has overtaken Democrats in a significant lead when it comes to registering people to vote in the upcoming 2022 midterm election.
In response, the Governor argues that people have registered because of his “courage and leadership,” adding that “Florida serves as a model for the rest of America – and people are noticing.”
“Joe Biden and the Democratic Party have become the Party of unconstitutional edicts, endless lockdowns and arbitrary mandates, higher taxes, open borders, indoctrinating children, and excusing crime,” DeSantis argued.
Instead, DeSantis expressed that his administration “and the Republican Party are fighting for people’s rights and freedoms, defending their individual liberties, supporting parental rights, keeping taxes low and businesses open, and standing with law enforcement.”
The upcoming 2022 midterm election features a number of elections expected to be closely watched and hard-fought. Not only is DeSantis facing three challengers in Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D), and state Senator Annette Taddeo (D), but Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is facing Florida Rep. Val Demings (D), and both the gubernatorial and senatorial races have seen lawmakers making their case as to why their respective party should expand in control in the election.