Andrew Gillum Holds Solid Lead Over Ron DeSantis in New Q-Poll
Andrew Gillum and Ron DeSantis
Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, has a solid lead over former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.
Gillum takes 54 percent of likely voters while DeSantis gets 45 percent. Most Gillum and DeSantis backers–94 percent of them–say their minds are made up with less than six weeks to go until the election.
In a Quinnipiac poll released at the start of the month, Gillum led 50 percent to 47 percent.
The poll shows a major gender gap in the Sunshine State with women breaking for Gillum 59 percent to 39 percent while DeSantis edges the Democrat with men 51 percent to 48 percent. Gillum has the support of 96 percent of Democrats while DeSantis has the backing of 90 percent of Republicans. Voters outside the major parties break Gillum’s way with 56 percent backing the Democrat while 40 percent support DeSantis.
DeSantis leads with white voters 53 percent to 45 percent. Gillum gets 98 percent of black voters and 59 percent of Hispanics.
Gillum is seen in a favorable light by a majority of those surveyed–55 percent–while 31 percent view him as unfavorable. While