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DeSantis Now Up Over Gillum in Florida's Gov Race

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By    |   Thursday, 25 October 2018 06:47 PM

Barely two days after Democrat Andrew Gillum was leading in most polls for governor of Florida, a Strategic Research Associates poll conducted for Gray Television and released Wednesday showed Republican and former Rep. Ron DeSantis pulling into the lead, 48 to 45 percent.

The margin of error was +/-3.46 percent. The poll is the first since the primaries last month to put the conservative DeSantis ahead of Bernie Sanders supporter Gillum.

Virtually every expert who spoke to Newsmax agreed that Gillun was damaged by recent revelations Gillun had misstated that he reimbursed a lobbyist for a ticket to the Broadway show “Hamilton.” Subsequent reports indicated when he actually received it from an FBI agent posing as a real estate developer while the Tallahassee mayor was in New York.

During a stormy debate with DeSantis last week, Gillum described himself as “hard-working” and insisted he had received the ticket from his brother. The latest stories would seem to indicate something else. 

DeSantis has been a strong backer of President Trump in Congress and the President campaigned for him even before the primary. Gillun says flatly Trump should be impeached.                           

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.                            

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Barely two days after Democrat Andrew Gillum was leading in most polls for governor of Florida, a Strategic Research Associates poll conducted for Gray Television and released Wednesday showed Republican and former Rep. Ron DeSantis pulling into the lead, 48 to 45 percent.
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