Dem poll: With big advantage among independents, Andrew Gillum leads Ron DeSantis
By Adam Smith
Thursday 30 August 2018 13.47
Democratic consultant Christian Ulvert commissioned a robo poll by the North Carolina-based Democratic firm Public Policy Polling, which shows Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum leading Republican Ron DeSantis. The poll suggests the statewide Democratic candidates are crushing Republicans among independents.
Trump Numbers Approve 46 Disapprove 49 Not sure 5
Governor's Race Gillum 48 DeSantis 43 Undecided 9
US Senate Race Nelson 46 Scott 45 Undecided 8
Attorney General Race Moody 44 Shaw 41 Undecided 15
“In the Governor’s race, there is massive gender gap with Gillum leading among women by 21 and DeSantis leading among men by 13. Meanwhile Nelson leads Rick Scott among women by 8 and Sean Shaw leads Moody among women by 7,” Ulvert said.
“The most interesting number is among Independent voters where Gillum leads DeSantis by 34, Nelson leads Scott by 20 and Shaw leads Moody by 17. Gillum starts with an impressive edge among Independent voters who are key to winning Florida.”
Take this Aug. 28-29 poll with however many grains of salt you like. With those big Democratic leads among independent voters and women, seems Democrats should be leading by more than these numbers indicate.