Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has officially entered the Twitter realm…er, presidential campaigning. He launched his campaign on Wednesday in a conversation with Elon Musk and tech entrepreneur David Sacks on a flawed Twitter Spaces. In his opening remarks, he emphasized his eligibility and ability to implement a political platform that may not differ too much from that of former President Donald Trump.
In this episode of FiveThirtyEight Politics Podcast, the crew discusses what DeSantis’ presidential bid will look like. In the FiveThirtyEight nationwide average of the GOP primaries, Trump currently leads at around 54 percent, while DeSantis sits at around 20 percent, although those things can change quickly in a primary election environment. In fact, they already have: just a few months ago, Trump’s lead over DeSantis was half what it is today.