KISS OF DEATH COUNTDOWN: 32 Days Left
September 22, 2023
"Jeff Roe’s kiss of death has proven to be prescient as Ron DeSanctimonious’ campaign is dead on arrival after a brutal week where he embarrassed himself in Texas amid cratering poll numbers.
—Steven Cheung, Trump spokesperson
On August 24, 2023, Always Back Down consultant Jeff Roe gave Ron DeSantctimonious 60 days to "beat Trump."
With just one month left to turn his failing campaign around, things have gone from bad to worse for DeSanctus. After sliding into third in South Carolina and fifth in New Hampshire, the buzz surrounding Ron has universally shifted to talks of DeSanctus dropping out.
Interviews with nearly two dozen lobbyists, political consultants and lawmakers revealed that DeSanctus’ struggles as a presidential candidate have already eroded his influence in Florida. There is a widespread expectation that his candidacy will end in failure.
“You don’t get the assumption they are measuring drapes anymore — they are waiting for him to drop out,” one long-time Republican consultant in Tallahassee said of those working for the governor.
New polling from Trafalgar shows President Trump with a commanding 33-point lead over DeSanctimonious in Iowa, with President Trump gaining 7 points since August.
- THE NEW YORK TIMES — Polls Show Ron DeSantis Sliding in the Republican Primary