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Andrew Gillum Leads Ron DeSantis in New Q-Poll

October 23, 2018 - 1:30pm
Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis
Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis

A new poll of likely voters from Quinnipiac University shows Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, ahead of former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as the clock ticks down until the election in two weeks. 

Quinnipiac released the poll on Tuesday which shows Gillum taking 52 percent followed by DeSantis with 46 percent while 1 percent back other candidates and 2 percent of those surveyed remain undecided. 

DeSantis is up with white voters 54 percent to 44 percent but Gillum takes 99 percent of black votes with only 1 percent of them for the Republican. Gillum also leads with Hispanics 59 percent to 36 percent. 

There is also a gender gap as women go for Gillum 59 percent to 38 percent while DeSantis is up with men 54 percent to 44 percent.

Both candidates have secured their party bases with 96 percent of Democrats for Gillum and 89 percent of Republicans for DeSantis. Voters outside the major parties break Gillum’s way with 57 percent of them for him and 39 percent of them for DeSantis. 

Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, offered his take on the poll. 

“Looking inside the numbers of the governor’s race between Mayor Andrew Gillum and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, we see shining examples of the problems Republicans face this year, not just in Florida, but around the country,” Brown said. “The GOP has faced strong opposition from women and other anti-Trump voters. These defections have hurt GOP candidates around the country and made it difficult to attract the number of independent voters that are often major players in successful campaigns. 

“Here in Florida that has translated into an 18 point Gillum lead among independents,” Brown added. “Even more problematic for the GOP and telling about Mayor Gillum’s candidacy is that a liberal Democrat is on the plus side of a 50-47 percent split among white women.”

Gillum is seen as favorable by 50 percent of those surveyed while 38 percent see him as unfavorable. DeSantis is treading water with 43 percent seeing him favorably and the same percentage viewing him in an unfavorable light. 

The poll of 1,161 likely voters in Florida was taken from Oct. 17 through Oct. 21 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.5 percent. 

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Gillum will win .. all the racist robo calls Republican Calvary trying to prop up Failing DeSantis campaign The set up Hamilton ticket false issue can not not will not save the failing DeSantis campaign . Red Tide Rick will lose as well Voters have had enough of bullies and liars in office . New day coming for Florida

good luck men of Florida, Good luck in General Election Nov. 6th Winner Take All.

Go Gillum Go...

I am voting for the US veteran and Harvard educated lawyer Ron Desantis. I would NEVER vote for the other guy for ANY public office.

I am voting for the US veteran and Harvard educated lawyer Ron Desantis. I would NEVER vote for the other guy for ANY public office.

Q-Polls are worth absolutely NOTHING!

So, I guess buying tickets to Hamilton from undercover FBI agents, and then lying about it cements Gillum's character quite nicely. He's corrupt, lies, and takes bribes--just like Obama and the other underhanded leftists.

Go ahead, elect Mayor G, within a year the impeachment axe will fall due to the investigation.

Wait 'til you see what Mueller has to say about Trump and his corruption! It'll be multiples times worse than accepting a ticket to a Broadway show!

Mueller has been investigating for over a year, and has nothing. Simply because there is nothing there. Go Trump!!! Go DeSantis!!!

I'd hardly call 40 indictments nothing, including 4 Trump campaign members, including the manager. Oh, but that's a witch hunt...too funny.

Anyone who supports the Soros-funded, socialist Gillum who wants to take more of your money to pay off his special interest friends, does not only have very bad judgement, but also is a complete moron. This man has zero use for you--only your vote to help him secure more power. The man has never worked an honest job one day in his life. Seriously people, why can't you see how horrible he is for the state of Florida.

If DeSantis loses, Fl is in for a tough future. Please, if you are against socialist communism, turn out and vote for DeSantis!!

The survey has one very revealing bit of information: 99% of blacks support Gillum. Tells me that those voters are choosing skin color over qualifications. I pity them as they have chosen someone who will continue to use and abuse them to gain power for themselves.

LOL! My 89-year-old lily white, lifelong, country-club Republican, and her significant other, have both already voted A STRAIGHT DEMOCRATIC TICKET!!!!! WOO HOO!

Hey, Vwriter13, I think you are lying. . . .big time.

Hey, Vwriter13, I think you are lying. . . .big time.

There's no fool like an OLD fool. So you LIKE Communism, eh?

If anyone would know its definitely you.

Probably not quite as much as you LIKE Fascism, eh?

Obviously, at her age, she doesn't care about the long term damage Gillum will do to Florida, she (like you) just wants free sh*t while the gravey train lasts. Overtax, and other States become more attractive to business and retiring individuals. Go ahead, see if you can tax yourself into prosperity.

Let's all hope that smart, pragmatic policy that helps all Floridians (rich, poor, in between) and those that care about why Florida is such a unique environmental treasure that, in essence, generates it's business, wins over big money interests, the destruction of our enforcement agencies, and the crap we have seen for the past 8 years. DeSantis should know, above all, he should not tie his coat tails to Trump, but he doesn't - and that's a telling thing. It's time for the real Florida to come back. And it's time for Andrew Gillum to make it happen.

Hopefully, Gillum wins by w-a-y more than 52% to 46%. I'd like to think that w-a-y more than just 52% of Floridians are inherently sensible and politically well-informed! #GoGillum!

I'm sad we have 52% that are retarded enough to believe the sh*t Gillum is selling.

At least it's not Republican sh*t, or Scott sh*t, or DeSantis sh*t.

That is what happens when repubs go racist and rightwing batshite crazy...………..Never piss of women voters as they remember, are THE majority group and vote more often...………..Now you've woken up a whole new generation that if they don't vote, Repubs happens and they are not going to stand for it anymore including a good number of repubs, the decent ones the party left for racists, nationalist fear mongering. ………….How low the repub party has fallen, fiscally and morally bankrupt...

Climb off your soapbox. How do you as a man have ANY insights into what women think? Gillum is another Corrine Brown as shown by the undercover FBI agent's report. If he is elected, Florida will become another California style sanctuary state. Gillum is too far left and corrupt!

There is a new day here.

No worries here, time for some balance in our legislative system for a change. Don't listen to the sky is falling wackos, not much will change, except for some balance and a lot more emphasis on people instead of special interests...

God help the state of Florida if Gillum wins! We will be the new California, a sanctuary state with no laws to stop the rampant abuse of our legal system and a greater strain on our environment!

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