Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a 4-point lead against Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisAmerica isn't first — it's far behind — and studies point to Republicans Where election review efforts stand across the US Schools without mask mandate 3.5 times more likely to have COVID-19 outbreaks: CDC study 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 TrumpJan. 6 committee chair says panel will issue a 'good number' of additional subpoenas Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Pentagon officials prepare for grilling Biden nominates head of Africa CDC to lead global AIDS response MORE has endorsed DeSantis, while Gillum has earned support from Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDo progressives prefer Trump to compromise? Texas House Republican tests positive for coronavirus in latest breakthrough case In defense of share buybacks MORE (I-Vt.) and other prominent progressive Democrats.