I’d say these polls are usless right now….
The next round done AFTER the storm would be more telling …
And more done a few weeks from now….
Turnout will also be smaller…
Pundits comments now are based on something that does not exist in Florida today….
There’s been a flurry of newly-released polls, including one about the U.S. Senate race in Florida where Sen. Marco Rubio holds his lead over Rep. Val Demings.
Rubio still out front — The Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy numbers this morning show that Rubio has a six-point advantange over Demings — 47 percent to 4,1 percent. The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percent, shows the race has not really changed dramatically since February when Mason-Dixon showed Rubio with a seven-point margin. The poll of 800 voters was done Sept. 26 through Sept. 28, which is the same day Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida.
Biden underwater in Florida — The Senate race has been the most expensive in the state this cycle, with tens of millions of dollars being spent on ads, including from Demings. But Brad Coker, the CEO and managing director for Mason-Dixon, pointed to several key factors helping Rubio. He said the “continued unpopularity” of Biden is “creating headwinds” for Demings. His poll found that 54 percent of those surveyed in the state disapproved of the job Biden’s been doing.
Breaking it down further — Rubio is also doing better with unaffiliated voters and is drawing even with Demings — 45 percent to 45 percent — among Hispanic voters. Demings is doing slightly better than Rubio among female voters, 44 percent to 41 percent, but Rubio has a substantial lead among older voters. Rubio leads Demings 53 percent to 38 percent with voters 50 and older, which is a part of the Florida electorate that usually yields the best turnout rate.
— WHERE’S RON? — Nothing official announced for Gov. DeSantis, but it’s anticipated that he will again be in southwest Florida responding to Hurricane Ian….