As the residents of Miami-Dade continue to face increasingly dire social and economic issues, some voters have cast their ballots in favor of Ron DeSantis for Florida Governor in the 2020 election. DeSantis has made it clear that he wishes to focus on issues affecting the state, such as helping to restore the Florida Everglades and reforming the healthcare system.
The fact that DeSantis has the support of Miami-Dade voters in the Governor’s race is interesting, considering that their wishes may differ from his when it comes to his presidential ambitions. Despite declaring his own candidacy for President, the former Florida Congressman has seen less success with his campaign for the Oval Office, with many Miami-Dade voters expressing that they do not believe that he is suitable for the role.
DeSantis’ unconventional approach to the presidential race, where he left behind his duties as governor to actively campaign for himself, may have led some voters in Miami-Dade to believe that he is putting his political ambitions ahead of the needs of the state. This has caused some to raise doubts as to whether he has a true understanding of the issues facing the region and how they should be addressed.
In addition to this, Miami-Dade voters are also weary of the scorching rhetoric that has been employed by the Congressman in his presidential campaign, with many chafing over the sometimes hardline stances he has taken on immigration, gun control and protecting the environment.
Ultimately, Florida residents may take a while to warm up to the idea of DeSantis as a presidential contender, but in the meantime they have no problem with him being re-elected as their governor. His record of achievement in the state during his first term as governor seems to have ensured that his name remains popular among the residents of Miami-Dade, regardless of his ambitions for higher office.