They are only 3% points apart 2 months from Election Day….
This IS very interesting IF its results are true to the situation on the ground in Florida….
Republican Governor DeSantis has been taking cultural postions more extreme than Donald Trump….
Back in the day Florida was a purple state…
It hasn’t been recently….
DeSantis has also been losing ground to Trump in 2024 Republican Presidential nomination polls….
A Charlie Crist Democratic win would be a HUGE hit against Republican’s and probably cancel ANY chance for DeSantis, even if Trump didn’t run in 2024…..
The poll points to worries about gun carrying in the state and book banning…..
Fresh polling shows Gov. Ron DeSantis with only a 3-percentage-point lead over Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.
Liberal groups Progress Florida and Florida Watch published polling modeled on a Republican-leaning Midterm electorate and found DeSantis leading with 48% to Crist’s 45%. That closely matches findings for a generic ballot test showing 48% of voters feel inclined to vote Republican in the midterms and 45% intend to vote Democratic.
That puts the race within the poll’s 1.78% margin of error. Pollsters for the Florida Communications and Research Hub surveyed 3,017 Florida voters between Aug. 25 and 30. That means the poll was taken after Democrats elected Crist, a St. Petersburg Congressman, as the Democratic nominee for Governor.
That still gives the Republican Governor an edge, but leaves him short of a critical 50% level of support.
Crist’s campaign said the polling shows potential to upset the incumbent…
The strongest message may surround guns. About 69% of Floridians oppose allowing citizens to carry firearms without a license or training, a policy DeSantis has championed as “constitutional carry.” At least as described by pollsters, only 29% of respondents support such a policy.
Asked about the prospect of banning assault weapons in Florida — the location of some of the nation’s highest profile mass shootings in the last decade — about 57% of respondents favor a full ban, while 40% totally oppose it.
There’s also opposition to book banning. Asked whether voters support banning certain school library books, including those with sensitive topics like race, sex and sexuality, about 63% totally oppose such action by government. Only 33% offer total support….