Considering all the divisiveness in this country between the left and the right, the upcoming election is the most important one this country has ever seen. People say that every year, but this one truly is the most important one since our country’s welfare is at stake. In Florida there’s a heated battle for the governor’s seat between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis. A poll released today by St. Pete Polls has Gillum leading by a razor-thin margin of 1 percent over DeSantis.
Today’s poll has Gillum favored by 47.4 percent of likely voters, while DeSantis was favored by 46.4 percent, which is well within the margin of error of 2.5 percentage points. A poll last week from the same pollster had Gillum leading by 1.1 points in a race that has been rated a toss-up by nonpartisan prognosticator Cook Political Report.
The good news though, is that among respondents who had already voted early, 51 percent favored Gillum, compared to 45 percent who backed DeSantis, and that was even after Donald Trump put his full support behind DeSantis. Maybe Trump’s support isn’t as influential as he would have folks believe.
Gillum, who is the mayor of Tallahassee, is squaring off against former three-term congressman DeSantis who resigned last month to campaign full time. The two are vying to replace the very corrupt GOP Gov. Rick Scott, who is now running for senator.
Florida is a huge battleground state in every election and if the Democrats can win some of the state’s most important seats, it could be a huge turning point for this country. It seems like a lot of these races this year are going to come down to whether Latinos make it to the polls. If they show up in big enough numbers they alone could sway a lot of these races. Let’s hope they realize how important their votes are.
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