Earlier this week, President Joe Biden took a trip down to Florida, in an effort to boost struggling Democrat candidates.
Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to hold his position against leftist challenger Charlie Crist, but the Biden administration has been trying to throw its weight behind other liberal candidates in the state.
However, it looks like those efforts have failed.
We recently learned that Republican voters have greatly outpaced Democrat registered voters in Florida, by a stunning 9:1 ratio. The number of registered GOP voters has jumped 24% in 10 years.
As a result, the state appears to be shifting from “purple” to red, and these midterm elections might confirm that shift.
Biden’s attempt to bolster Democrats in the Sunshine State doesn’t seem to have made any impact at all. In fact, now it looks like Republicans will seize Florida’s biggest leftist stronghold.
From The Daily Wire:
ABC News reported that the ‘number of registered Republicans voting in Miami-Dade County, the state’s most populous and a historically blue stronghold, surpassed Democrats on Wednesday,’ which came one day after Biden’s visit.
Republicans are up by 216,302 votes across the state in early voting, a period that usually favors Democrats, and they are now up in Miami-Dade County by more than 1,000 votes.
Michael McDonald, who handles data obtained by the University of Florida’s U.S. Elections Project, says this is “really unusual for Florida.”
He said it’s “not looking so good for Democrats” and right now, Republicans have the early lead. And unless something “fundamentally changes,” Crist and Democrat Val Demings have no chance.
Many Republican leaders attribute this surge to Gov. DeSantis.
Christian Ziegler is the chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, and he said DeSantis’ policies – pro-family, pro-freedom – have gone over well in Florida, and voter registration has risen sharply.
We’re a Republican state for the first time in history in terms of more registered Republicans and Democrats.
Hispanics are rejecting the Democrat Party, and they’re coming over to our side … we’re excited. I think it’s going to be a historic election.
Even one Democratic consultant, Evan Ross, said he thinks DeSantis will win Miami-Dade County, partly because Democrat voters “are not at all excited or motivated” by the Crist campaign.
For the most part, it seems like Democrats have given up on Florida almost entirely.
With the popularity of DeSantis rising and evidence of a large red wave coming, Democrats have shifted their attention to closer races in other states. This includes Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
But right now, it looks like the Sunshine State will be very, very red by the end of 2022.
- Just days after President Biden visits Florida, early reports show a massive red wave is coming to the state.
- Republicans are leading in the voting, including in the Democrat stronghold of Miami-Dade county.
- Most analysts are saying the Biden administration hasn’t helped leftist candidates in Florida, and the GOP is poised to win.
Source: The Daily Wire