FL-Gov: Florida Chamber Of Commerce Poll Has Andrew Gillum (D) Beating Ron DeSantis (R) 47-43

Some good news today out of Florida:

Democrat Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is leading Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) by 4 points in Florida’s gubernatorial race, according to a new Florida Chamber of Commerce Poll released Wednesday.

Gillum leads DeSantis 47 percent to 43 percent in the statewide poll. The Democrat also leads his Republican opponent in a major media markets across the state except Jacksonville, according to the poll.

But despite Democrats having an advantage in voter registration in a state that is led by Republicans, the poll showed 48 percent of likely voters in Florida believe the state is headed in the right direction, while 37 percent answered otherwise.

Gillum, who is backed by progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), unexpectedly defeated former Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Fla.) in the state’s Democratic primary last month.

DeSantis also easily defeated Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam last month in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary after being backed by President Trump in the race.

However, the president’s support is not guaranteed to boost the Republican’s electoral prospects.

In other Florida news, it’s still a tight one in the U.S. Senate race:

Governor Rick Scott is challenging longtime Florida Senator Bill Nelson.

Right now our poll shows Scott with a slight lead. But results also show that the undecided voters will likely determine who wins.

In the poll, we asked, “If the election for United States Senator from Florida were today, and you were filling out your ballot right now, who would you vote for? Governor Rick Scott received 46 percent of the votes, while Senator Bill Nelson received 44 percent. But 7 percent of the voters were undecided.

For approval ratings, Scott was also in the lead. We asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the job Rick Scott is doing as Governor? Of the voters, 48 percent approve, 40 percent disapprove, and 12 percent are not sure.

For Nelson, 40 percent approve, 35 percent disapprove, and 25 percent are not sure.

Let’s have the Blue Wave re-elect Nelson and make Gillum governor. Click below to donate and get involved with their campaigns:

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