Ron DeSantis just made one announcement about Florida’s economy that could be the final nail in Charlie Crist’s coffin

Oct 21, 2022

The political atmosphere has shifted toward the GOP with just over two weeks left until the Midterms.

Polls show the economy and inflation are the top issues facing voters.

And Ron DeSantis just made one announcement about Florida’s economy that could be the final nail in Charlie Crist’s coffin.

After the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, Democrats went all-in on making abortion the central issue of the Midterm elections.

Democrat candidates mostly talked about making abortion-on-demand a federal law on the campaign trail while the national Party spent more than $100 million to try to make it a top issue for voters.

Charlie Crist tried to make abortion the top issue in Florida by attacking DeSantis for being pro-life and promising to sign an executive order his first day in office making abortion-on-demand with no restrictions legal in the Sunshine State.

But there are a couple of problems with this approach.

The Democrats are pushing abortion extremism, with Joe Biden even advocating for abortion until birth.

80% of Americans oppose the Democrats’ position of unrestricted access to abortion up until the moment of birth.

The other problem for Democrats is Joe Biden’s economy.

Americans are struggling to make ends meet as the price of everything from gas to groceries are skyrocketing with no signs of slowing down in sight.

As Bill Clinton advisor James Carville once famously said, “it’s the economy, stupid.”

Polls show the economy and inflation are by far the top concerns of voters.

And while Charlie Crist is pushing a radical view on abortion that 80% of Americans oppose, Ron DeSantis is working hard to help Floridians weather the economic storm caused by Joe Biden and the Democrats.

On Friday, DeSantis announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped by 2.5 percent in the month of September, which is the second lowest rate in the state’s recorded history and the lowest rate since October of 2006.

Even though the national GDP has declined for two consecutive quarters, Florida’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is growing at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in the second quarter of 2022, which is the second fastest GDP growth in the country.

Private sector employment also increased by 47,500 jobs over the month in September 2022, an increase of 0.6 percent, which is 0.4 percentage point faster than the national growth rate of 0.2 percent.

“Florida’s economy continues to outpace the national average- Floridians are finding jobs, and our state’s businesses are thriving,” DeSantis said. “As we continue to support Southwest Florida communities in their recovery from Hurricane Ian, a resilient economy is paramount,” he continued, before adding that “with inflation still surging due to federal policies and with Southwest Florida recovering from Hurricane Ian, Florida has maintained sound fiscal and economic policies that will help us mitigate these challenges.”

There’s just over two weeks until the Midterm elections.

DeSantis is currently leading Charlie Crist by double digits in the polls.

And the positive economic report could be the final nail in Charlie Crist’s campaign coffin.

DeSantis Daily will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.

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