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With Hurricane Dorian now in Florida’s rearview mirror, Gov. Ron DeSantis appears to have passed a major test with flying colors.
DeSantis is also turning to some members of his own team to lead the transition effort.
After their loss on Tuesday night, the Democrats have not won a Florida gubernatorial election since 1994 when then Gov. Lawton Chiles held off Republican Jeb Bush.
The Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI) unveiled a poll of likely voters on Tuesday afternoon which showed Gillum with 41.4 percent followed by DeSantis with 36.7 percent. But unlike most other recent polls, the FAU poll shows a large segment of voters--17.5 percent--still undecided.
DeSantis needs to get in gear and win back some of those independents from Gillum and the economy remains his best card to play. He’s going to have to step up his efforts if he wants to keep the governorship of the largest swing state in the nation in the GOP’s hands.