For pro-lifers, Trump's 'flip-flop' says a lot

For pro-lifers, Trump's 'flip-flop' says a lot

For pro-lifers, Trump's 'flip-flop' says a lot

In the wake of Trump's criticism of Florida's "heartbeat bill" and the governor who signed it, pro-life students are showing strong support for Ron DeSantis.

Though the Florida governor, like all Republican challengers, trails Donald Trump in a big way in GOP primary polls, DeSantis continues to increase his lead over Trump in Students for Life Action's (SFLA) "Political Pulse Poll."

In September, SFLA asked its pro-life followers who they would vote for if the Republican primary were held "today." With 42% of the vote, DeSantis took the lead. Trump followed with 29%, and Nikki Haley received 6%.

The results, which follow Trump's "Meet the Press" interview last month in which he stated that DeSantis made a "terrible mistake" when he signed the Heartbeat Protection Act, show a 41-point swing -- a 21% increase for DeSantis and a 20% drop for Trump.

Salvador, Robert (DigiBuild) Salvador

"I think you're seeing a generation of younger people realizing that the future they're heading towards doesn't seem to be a good one," Robert Salvador, a tech CEO and DeSantis supporter, told American Family Radio Thursday. "When people are just willing to flip-flop on an issue like this, I think it says a lot about them as a whole."

Meanwhile, Trump's litany of legal problems, most recently a court appearance in a civil case in New York, have done nothing to slow his apparent sprint to the Republican nomination.

Salvador told show host Jenna Ellis it is important to peel back the layers on the polls.

"There's a lot of manipulation of the mainstream media polls or polls that are hired by campaigns," he noted. "It's more difficult to manipulate these random sample sets that you see around the country."

The DigiBuild CEO also said the Trump campaign's claims that DeSantis is running out of money are false and come at a time when the race is entering a phase that will play to DeSantis' strengths. He calls DeSantis the strongest Republican candidate since Ronald Reagan.

Will Trump's 'name power' decrease as Iowa draws closer?

The first Republican primary votes will be taken in Iowa on January 15.

"As we get closer to Iowa, as more people get to see the governor, and as the name brand of Donald Trump just having a big name becomes less important, people start to pay more attention to the issues, to things like pro-life," Salvador submitted. "More people are realizing what we've realized in Florida for a while, which is that Gov. DeSantis not only stands for great conservative values; he gets things done.”

He believes polls like the one from SFLA show a young electorate that is engaged and looking for change, and they see that Gov. DeSantis is delivering results.

"More voters are starting to see that combination of principles and results, and they want this media circus to just end, whether it's around Trump or Trump surrogates like Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) and this whole speaker issue right now," Salvador concluded.