Florida Influencer Poll: 2020 Legislative Session predictions

The 2020 Legislative Session has only just begun, but the most plugged in people in Tallahassee already have some ideas about who’ll emerge as the ultimate winner in mid-March.

The most popular pick is the popular-as-ever Gov. Ron DeSantis. A full two-thirds of Florida Influencers, including 60% of Democrats and 70% of Republicans, say DeSantis will end up getting most of what he wants come Sine Die.

If he does, there’ll be plenty of tertiary winners — teachers and the environment to name a couple.

Coming in second was Senate President Bill Galvano, with one in six Influencers saying the Bradenton Republican’s final Legislative Session will go down as one of his best.

House Speaker José Oliva, who was undoubtedly a major winner coming out of the 2019 Legislative Session, faces long odds on the twopeat. Just 10% of Influencers think he’ll emerge as triumphantly in 2020.

Just because you’re not a winner doesn’t make you a loser. Unless you’re DeSantis, Galvano or Oliva, that is. The top-3 on the winner prediction also had strong showings on the loser side of things.

Of the trio, Influencers say Oliva is the most likely to leave Tallahassee

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