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Andrew Gillum Ahead of Ron DeSantis; Rick Scott and Bill Nelson Tied in New Poll

September 24, 2018 - 9:00am
Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis, Bill Nelson and Rick Scott
Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis, Bill Nelson and Rick Scott

A new poll released on Monday shows Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee, with the lead over former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as Floridians look for a new governor while a key U.S. Senate race is tied. 

The University of North Florida (UNF) unveiled the poll of likely voters which found Gillum with 47 percent and DeSantis with 43 percent while 10 percent remain undecided. 

Both candidates have nailed down their party bases with 85 percent of Democrats behind Gillum and 81 percent of Republicans for DeSantis. Following a trend in other recent polls, voters outside the major parties back Gillum who leads in the UNF poll 47 percent to 34 percent. 

The poll also shows U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and his challenger Gov. Rick Scott are dead even with each candidates taking 45 percent. 

Just like the gubernatorial race, the two candidates have the backing of their party faithful as 78 percent of Democrats are for Nelson and 83 percent of Republicans are for Scott. Nelson takes a majority of voters outside the major parties--52 percent--while 35 percent are for Scott. 

Michael Binder, the faculty director of UNF’s Public Opinion Research Lab, said Nelson can take the lead if he reels in more Democrats. 

“It’s still early in the election season and even though Gillum has a small lead, a lot can happen in the next six weeks. Nelson and Scott are currently tied, but one bit of hope for Nelson is that more Democrats are unsure who they will vote for and partisans will come home in November,” said Binder on Monday. 

The poll of 605 likely voters was taken from Sept. 17 through Sept. 19 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.9 percent. 

 


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Down with Red Tide Rick...

Anyone who believes this poll will believe anything.

How about the other 10 previous polls showing the same thing? ;^P...………..Though you are right to a degree a like last time, there is likely an undervote but it is woman, young, independents and decent people everywhere coming out to vote against repubs starting in just 4 weeks this time, making it far worse for repubs.………....DeSantis racist BS along with Trump lies, attacking women, near everyone but white racist that walking with Nazis are fine people...……..And the Kavanaugh fiasco women haters club who don't want the FBI to investigate vs the victims that do means you going to lose sucker!

This article is utter nonsense "across the board"! (No wonder Kevin didn't want his name on the banner...)

Yes Polls!! HaHa!! …………...Remember this time the missed voters are on the dems side as women, many others are pissed at you repubs big time and independents are not fond of your kind either now...………...And it's thanks to DeSantis and Trump...……………..ThAT nELSON IS EVEN AFTER THE MILLIONS SPENT IN ads 5-1 only shows how pitiful Scott's campaign is...……………... And the election starts in 4 weeks or so depending on your county...……………...Just in time for Trump trade wars to turn down the economy, raise prices, inflation, kill jobs...……...As old I figured out a way to make money building solar Plug and Play systems but the Tariffs on panels, metal and now inverters increasing my costs 50%, means I can't work as too handicapped to do a normal job, it was my best option. …………..Now DeSantis wants to make pre existing conditions charge much more...…………..And near everyone has a pre existing condition...………… Just let everyone buy into Medicare at a fraction of the cost....... I was billed for reading 2 EKGs for $110 when I found out the insurance company was only charged $10 for the same thing shows the corruption.

Did you challenge the charge? Do you want the government to dictate how much a business may charge for a particular item or service? Who is the corruption perpetrator, the service provider or the user who failed to understand the charge in advance and tell the service provider it’s too much and go elsewhere for the service. The individual is responsible for buying a service without asking how much. Government will never create a fair market price for anything, only the free market and astute consumers can do that.

Yes and Yes. I've had both public and private medical care and public is much better, less cost without all the parasites. ………. Other countries pay far less for much better outcomes. Notice the US has the worst infant, mother survival rates of industrial counties says it all...………….It isn't in the US national security interests for so many people medically bankrupt for so little work...……...Let's just pay those doing the service, have unis do the drug, medical innovation and cut 50-60% of the costs out...………..Or now force 1 price up front for everyone, and everyone publish their prices at least...…………...Remember YOUR taxes are 20% higher, Your insurance 50-75% higher because of these parasites ripping us off.

If Gillum get elected expect Florida to become socialized and broke with everyone getting everything for free! Simply unsustainable! NOTHING is free! Somebody is paying for it and it sure as shit will be the middle class! Gotta call bs on socialism!

Gillum wants everyone whose work is not worth 15 dollars an hour to lose his job.

Go Gillum! And, hopefully, the governor who should have been a felon simply disappears into the green goop and red tide that he made much worse than it had to be!

So, Rick Scott created just the right amount of nutrients, wind conditions, temperature, and water current direction needed fort red tide to bloom? Funny that, since red tide has been occurring regularly for hundreds of years in Florida. He must be a god!

Donald Trump was behindHillary Clinton in every poll taken prior to Election Day. Take all the polls you want. Speculate all you want. Polls are as scientifically reliable as a lie detector. There is only one poll that matters that's the official one, the election.

Agree polls are only guesses, but Hillary did perform as polling indicated with a 3,000,000 vote advantage over Trump. Problem for her is where they came from. Florida has no Electoral College, the votes count one by one, regardless of which county they come from.

Polls, POLLS, ~P~O~L~L~S~! The folks that do the polling have NO CLUE on their "Magin of Error"! besides that... does anyone Really realize WHO they are polling - and what Districts they are polling? It's nice to have a "List" of numbers to poll...

If the Black Fidel Castro gets elected, Florida is finished! This state does not need a Anti-American socialist running things! Just as the Federal government is supposed to be limited so should the state government. If you believe in socialism take a hard look at what has happened to Venezuela!

Peddling fear...it's a terrible thing to waste.

Or, Canada, Japan, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, New Zealnd, etc., etc., etc.

just more party rhetoric from the wing nuts...change is coming, see ya...

You know, I think many have transitioned beyond simple "wingnutism". Maybe cultism, mental deficiency, drugs ... who knows! But, for sure, change is coming and, if not now, soon!

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