The guy competing with Trump for the Republican Party most mentioned slightly trails Democratic Rep. Charley Crist who wants his old job back…..
What is going on here?
Could Democrats be staging a comeback down there post-Trump?
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist narrowly leads Gov. Ron DeSantis in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup, according to the latest survey from St. Pete Polls.
While his lead is barely within the poll’s 1.6% margin of error, 45% of respondents indicated they’d vote for Crist, a Democrat who formerly served as Governor as a Republican, while just 44% said they’d cast a ballot for DeSantis. Another 11% are still undecided.
That’s a big step up for Crist who, in previous polls, was trailing DeSantis by as much as double digits.
A previous St. Pete Polls survey taken in late May found Crist in a much weaker position. Asked about Crist’s chances of beating DeSantis at the time, about 30% of voters gave the Congressman better than even odds to unseat the Republican incumbent. Another 38% gave him a 50/50 chance of winning, while 27% saw only a small chance of victory for Crist….
This is a very large poll (3, 000+) with a small MOE…..
The margin of the lead is….
Charlie Crist: 45.3%
Ron DeSantis: 43.8%