“My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far,” he tweeted on Friday, November 25.
“Would you support Ron DeSantis in 2024, Elon?” one of his followers asked.
“Yes,” he declared.
Earlier this month, DeSantis was elected to another term as governor of Florida. Two years away from the next presidential election, he has emerged as a potential candidate within the Republican Party. However, early polls show that he has not pulled away from former President Donald Trump among Republican voters. A recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that 44% of Republican voters would vote for Trump in a GOP primary while 44% of voters say they’d vote for DeSantis in a GOP primary.
“Too early to even suggest it’s a preview of 2024, but some 700 days out, Trump, who has thrown his hat into the ring, and DeSantis, who is holding his cards close to his chest, are in a dead heat among Republicans,” Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said.
If DeSantis were to emerge as the Republican nominee, he would likely to go toe-to-toe with the current President, Joe Biden. After California Governor Gavin Newsom told the President that he would not run in the upcoming election, it became increasingly likely that Biden would run without major opposition from a Democratic candidate.