Poll: Gillum holds 4-point lead over DeSantis in Florida governor's race

Poll: Gillum holds 4-point lead over DeSantis in Florida governor's race
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Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a 4-point lead against Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida governor suspends Palm Beach County elections supervisor Florida governor threatens Airbnb over West Bank settlements Florida governor announces sheriff's suspension over Parkland shooting MORE (R) in the Florida gubernatorial race with two weeks left until Election Day, a poll published Tuesday showed. 

A Florida Atlantic University (FAU) poll showed that likely voters in Florida favor Gillum 41 percent to 37 percent. Roughly 18 percent of those surveyed are still undecided in the race.

The two candidates are dead even among women and men who are likely to vote, according to the survey.

Gillum gains an advantage among voters ages 18-34, 46 percent of whom support the Democrat. Twenty-four percent of those younger voters back DeSantis. 

The poll surveyed 704 likely Florida voters from Oct. 18-21. The margin of error is 3.6 percentage points. 

Tuesday’s poll shows Gillum with a slightly larger lead than a September FAU poll that showed the Democrat leading 41-38. 

The latest FAU poll tracks closely with other poll results in the hotly contested race to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott (R). A RealClearPolitics average of polls in the race shows Gillum leading by 4.7 percentage points. 

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, rates the election as a “toss-up.” 

The two candidates squared off in their first debate on Sunday, and are scheduled to meet in another debate on Wednesday. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE has endorsed DeSantis, while Gillum has earned support from Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) Sanders2020 Dems seize on MLK Day for campaign messaging Sanders knocks Trump in MLK Day speech Grassley to test GOP on lowering drug prices MORE (I-Vt.) and other prominent progressive Democrats.