New UNF poll shows Andrew Gillum leading Ron DeSantis

Steven Thompson

A new UNF poll of 1,048 likely Florida voters shows Andrew Gillum leading Ron DeSantis 49-43.

According to the poll, 87 percent of Democrats support Gillum and 84 percent of Republicans favor DeSantis.

“Almost 3 million people have already voted, and Gillum is clearly leading in the gubernatorial race,” Michael Binder, faculty director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at UNF said.

In the same poll, Sen. Bill Nelson had a slight lead over Gov. Rick Scott in the race for the Senate. Of the likely voters, 47 percent indicated they will vote for Nelson, the Democratic candidate, and 46 percent indicated they will vote for Scott, the Republican candidate.

When the 1,048 likely Florida voters were asked about the election for Florida Attorney General, 47 percent gave indication that they will vote for Republican, Ashley Moody and 40 percent intend to vote for Democrat Sean Shaw. In the race for the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, 43 percent of likely voters plan to vote for Democrat Nikki Fried and 41 percent indicated their plan to vote for Republican Matt Caldwell.

“Moody appears to have a comfortable lead in the Attorney General race, but the Agricultural Commission race is much tighter. Fried has a small lead, but there are a lot of undecided voters in both of the lower information cabinet races,” Binder said.

In addition, the poll reveals wide support amongst likely voters for restoring felon voting rights. 69 percent indicated they will vote yes on the proposition and 23 percent plan to vote no.

In regards to President Trump’s job approval rating, 45 percent of likely voters approve of his performance, while 51 percent disapprove.


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