Charlie Crist Holds Commanding Lead Over Nikki Fried in New Poll

A new poll shows U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., with a commanding lead over state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried as Florida Democrats get ready to choose a candidate to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis in November.

St. Petes Polls took a survey of likely Democratic primary voters for Florida Politics which shows Crist with 55.8 percent and Fried at 24.3 percent, while 19.9 percent of those surveyed remain undecided.

More than a fifth of those surveyed–22.1 percent–have already voted. Crist takes 64.2 percent of those Florida Democrats while Fried gets 24.8 percent of them. Of the 77.9 percent of Florida Democrats who plan to vote, a majority of them–53.5 percent–say they will vote for Crist while 24.2 percent of them say they will vote for Fried.

Crist leads Fried in all media markets, among all age groups, with all races and with both genders. Fried is running best in Jacksonville and Ft. Myers, but even in those areas, Crist retains a double-digit lead over her.

The poll of 1,361 likely Florida Democratic primary voters was taken from August 2 through August 3 and had a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percent.

The primary is August 23.

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