Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum is leading his Republican counterpart Ron DeSantis 47 percent to 43 percent among likely voters, according to a University of North Florida poll released on Monday.
Ten percent of those surveyed did not know yet who they support.
In the U.S. Senate race in the state, 45 percent of likely voters said they would choose Democratic candidate Sen. Bill Nelson, while the same percentage preferred Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
Eight percent were unsure of their choice.
Other results from the poll show:
- When asked whether they would vote “yes” or “no” on a proposition to restore the voting rights of Floridians with felony convictions, 71 percent of likely voters said they would vote “yes,” with 21 percent voting “no.” Only 8 percent didn’t know how they would vote.
- Among African-American respondents, 82 percent said they would vote “yes” on the amendment, while 69 percent of white respondents and 65 percent of Hispanics also said they would vote “yes.”
- When asked about the most important problem in Florida, education was cited by 20 percent of those surveyed, followed by health care and environment with 18 percent each.
The poll was conducted from September 17-19 by live callers via the telephone. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. The sample frame was comprised of potentially likely voters who reside in Florida. The margin of sampling error for the total sample is +/- 3.95 percentage points.
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