Most Read from BloombergBehind the scenes, DeSantis and his tight-knit team of advisers are interviewing national consultants to work on a presidential campaign. DeSantis was asked at the recent press conference whether Trump’s Truth Social posts of that photo could be defamatory. Polls show DeSantis and Trump as the clear frontrunners with no other potential candidates generating the same level of excitement. A new Monmouth University poll showed both Trump and DeSantis garnering 33% of Republican and GOP-leaning voters. While trying to paint DeSantis as yet another extreme Republican, they haven’t settled on the best line of attack.