Poll: Gillum, DeSantis in statistical tie in Florida governor's race

Poll: Gillum, DeSantis in statistical tie in Florida governor's race

Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) is in a statistical tie with Republican Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisDHS official: Florida one of the 'best' states on election security, despite 2016 Russian hack Florida teacher arrested for loaded gun in backpack told reporter: 'Ask DeSantis' Trump officials not sending migrants to Florida after backlash MORE in a new poll of their governor's race.

The NBC News/Marist survey, which was released on Monday, found that 50 percent of likely voters surveyed favored Gillum, while 46 percent supported DeSantis, a former U.S. congressman.

The 4-point margin falls within the margin of error of 5 percentage points for likely voters. 

The results are similar to a survey NBC News released in September, which showed that Gillum held a 5-point advantage among likely voters polled. 

Gillum has a 5-point lead over DeSantis among registered voters, according to the new poll.

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NBC News notes that Gillum is viewed favorably by 48 percent of the poll's respondents. Meanwhile, 43 percent of respondents said they viewed DeSantis favorably. 

Fifty-seven percent of likely voters who identified themselves as independents favored Gillum, while 37 percent said they support DeSantis. 

Gillum holds a 3.2-point lead over DeSantis, according to a RealClearPolitics average of recent polling.

The new poll comes just a day before the general election for a governor's race that has received national attention. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE was in Florida on Saturday to boost support for DeSantis. His visit came a day after former President Obama visited the state to gin up support for Gillum and other Democratic candidates on the ballot this year. 

The NBC News/Marist survey was conducted between Oct. 30 and Nov. 2 among a population of 917 registered voters and 595 likely voters.

Its margin of error for registered voters is 4.1 percentage points. The margin of error for likely voters is 5 percentage points.