Ron DeSantis, Gwen Graham Ahead in Poll of Gubernatorial Primaries

With the Florida gubernatorial primary closing in, a new poll shows U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., ahead on the Republican side while former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., is ahead with Democrats.

Gravis released a poll of likely primary voters which shows DeSantis in firm control with Florida Republicans.

DeSantis takes 39 percent of likely Republican primary voters, giving him a healthy lead over state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Bob White, who leads the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, takes 6 percent while veteran Bruce Nathan, who ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016, pulls 4 percent. Around a quarter of likely primary voters–26 percent–remain undecided.

On the Democratic side, Graham holds the lead with 26 percent while there is a three way battle for second. While most recent polls have shown him fading, billionaire Jeff Greene takes 19 percent, putting him just ahead of former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine who gets 18 percent. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is right behind them with 15 percent while Central Florida businessman Chris King is far behind with only 5 percent. With the contest entering its final days, 17 percent of Florida Democrats remain undecided.

The poll of 723 likely voters in Florida was taken from August 21-August 22 and had a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percent. The sample of 321 likely Republican primary voters was taken from August 21-August 22 and had a margin of error of +/- 5.5 percent. The sample of 308 likely Democratic primary voters was taken from August 21-August 22 and had a margin of error of +/- 5.6 percent.

 

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