WATCH: Gov DeSantis addresses large polling disparity with Trump AND unhappy megadonor…

Governor DeSantis was asked this morning on Fox Business about national polling that shows such a huge disparity between he and Trump.

DeSantis pointed out that national polling is not how primaries are won and that they are working in each state to show up and earn votes:

Governor DeSantis said:

“Well of course Stuart. We don’t have a national primary. If we had a national primary we would have a different approach. It’s a state-by-state process. You accumulate delegates. Iowa and NH will be the first opening salvos and I can tell you that those are much different pictures on the ground there than what some of the national narrative is.

“And we’re showing up in these places. I think you’ve got to earn this thing. I don’t think that we can just sit there and say someone’s entitled to be nominated. You’ve got to go answer questions, you’ve got to go to these communities and that’s what we’re going to be doing. And so we continue to gain support in the early states. We’ve got a long way to go. We’re going to work very, very hard. And ultimately we’re going to be able to offer somebody with a great record of doing what he said he would do, strong leadership, someone that can serve two terms, be ready to beat Biden and then get the job done.”

DeSantis is absolutely right about the polling. But I like that he isn’t delusional about this, pointing out that they do have a long way to go and that they are doing to do the grind in each state to try and earn the vote. There’s still plenty of time left in this primary…

The governor was also asked if he’d talked to a megadonor who is sitting on the sidelines because of how he dealt with Disney. But DeSantis said no and pointed out that he stands by what he did with Disney 100% because it was the right thing to do:

“No I think there was a report that said he didn’t like that we had stood up against Disney. But I can tell you, I have 6, 5, AND 3-year-old kids at home. The idea that we are going to allow a company to come in and try to wreak havoc on our education system, injecting transgender ideology in elementary school, negating parents’ rights – that is nonnegotiable for me. We will stand up for our kids, we will stand up for our parents. And, yes, they’re the granddaddy of them all when it comes to FL politics, but I’m happy to stand in the way of that and push back. If we can’t get the education right, if we can’t agree as a society that it’s wrong to tell a 2nd grader that they can change genders, then this country is just not going to succeed… I stand by it 100%.”

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