Greenville, SC – Voters in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina are sounding off on why they support Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over former President Donald Trump.
Fox News Digital spoke with a number of those in attendance at a DeSantis rally on Friday and asked them why they are leaning toward DeSantis, as well as their feelings on Trump, the current front-runner in the race for the Republican nomination.
“I think what DeSantis has done in Florida has been amazing. And I have been a supporter of him from the beginning. I think he is a person that will back the American people and get the country back on track, as Trump did years ago,” a voter named Sarah told Fox.
“But sometimes it’s time for you to have somebody new, and I think DeSantis is the one,” she added.
“Donald Trump was one of the best presidents we’ve ever had, and history is going to prove that. He’s terrific. He proved that a businessman could run this country and administrate this country, not a personal politician,” he said, explaining that he would like to see Trump re-elected — but worried whether he could win in the general election.
Voter Tammy told Fox she was supporting DeSantis because “he’s the man.”
Voter Mario said he was at the event to support DeSantis because he felt he was “the best choice for this upcoming election.”
“I just think he is more like we have a chance to be the Democratic candidate,” he said. “I support Donald Trump, but I just think that DeSantis is more appealing to the middle ground. So I think that’s why he has a better chance of winning.”
They said they liked that DeSantis didn’t have the same “brashness” as Trump, but that they thought Trump was “a great president.”
“We feel like a President DeSantis would be more even keeled and would help the nation actually heal versus being so far left as what we have with the Biden administration, and then so far right with the Trump administration. We need somebody that’s actually going to unify this country together,” Michael said.