‘DeSantis Democrats’: Why Blue Voters are Switching to Red in Florida

“DeSantis Democrats” may have been central to the overwhelming reelection last month of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

He won several Democratic-leaning areas, including Miami-Dade County.

Voters who have not considered voting Republican before flipped to DeSantis in 2022, according to a report from the Free Press.

Voters cited in the report gave various reasons for the way they voted. Many cited economic concerns, specifically inflation, as their main motivation. But a bevy of them also cited DeSantis’s leadership abilities, his ideology, and how “he kept the schools open and taxes low.”

“He’s the good parts of Trump without that cockiness,” Andres Arcila told the Free Press. Read more…

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