Not long ago, such a shift would have seemed out of the question in the state notorious for its tight election margins and nail-piercing recounts. DeSantis won the governor with about 32,000 votes in 2018, which is almost non-mandatory. His aloof personality didn’t shine exactly.
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But since 2020, politically coordinated De Santis has been dissatisfied with the coronavirus’s pandemic policy, and economic prosperity and personal freedom are more important to voters in the long run than protecting public health. I thought it was. More than 73,000 Florida people have died in Covid-19, but polls show that DeSantis and many of his policies are still very popular.
In particular, parents who supported the governor’s opposition to the Covid-19 restrictions at school have been proactive in addressing curriculum and cultural issues.
“I think the governor is more popular than Disney — I think the governor is more popular than the former president,” said Anthony Pedicini, Republican strategist at Tampa. “If you’re running for Republican in Florida and don’t follow the DeSantis mantra, you can’t win.”
The question now for DeSantis, and virtually everyone else in Florida, is whether court intervention, corporate backlash, or a rebuke in the elections in November will stop the rightward plunge. But given Florida’s trends in recent years, the more likely outcome is a sustained campaign towards a new, more rigorous, conservative Orthodox, which voters can ratify very well this fall. I can do it.
As Florida swelled with new residents, a rapid and unexpected rightward tilt of the state occurred. Between July 2020 and July 2021, about 260,000 more people arrived than on the left, and net migration was higher than in any other state. This trend began before the pandemic, but appeared to be accelerating as remote workers demanded warmer climates, lower taxes, and some public health restrictions.
Culturally, Florida people were less conservative than their leaders. They voted by a wide margin to legalize medical marijuana, ban gerrymandering, and restore felony voting rights. (Last year, Republican lawmakers put restrictions on the use of such citizen-led voting initiatives.) Therefore, the recent surge in bills is worrisome in the state’s big cities, almost all run by Democrats. Facing