Record number of people are fleeing California for Florida. Will DeSantis use it against Newsom?
Texas has long been the top landing spot in the United States for residents leaving California. Nevada and Arizona, two states that share a border with California, have also traditionally been among the top destinations. There’s suddenly a new contender attracting people fleeing California: Ron DeSantis’s Florida. New data from the census bureau show that more people left California for Florida in 2022 than in any year going back to at least 2005.