Rasmussen poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 6 points in Florida governor’s race

Rasmussen poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 6 points in Florida governor’s race
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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) leads former Rep. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisTo win over Midwesterners, Democrats should rethink school choice stance DeSantis wants statue of civil rights activist to replace Confederate figure on Capitol Hill Florida couple wins right to plant vegetables in front yard after years-long legal battle MORE (R-Fla.) by 6 points in a new poll on Florida’s gubernatorial race. 

Gillum leads DeSantis 48 percent to 42 percent in the Rasmussen Reports poll of likely voters released on Friday.

Two percent of respondents said they would prefer another candidate, and 8 percent of voters are undecided.

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Voters who say they are certain to vote in the upcoming election gave Gillum an even larger edge — 49 percent to 44 percent.

Separately, a Florida Chamber of Commerce poll released Wednesday showed Gillum with a 4-point lead over DeSantis.

Gillum won an upset victory over a more centrist Democrat, former Rep. Gwen GrahamGwendolyn GrahamJimmy Buffett takes musical shots at Trump during concert Jimmy Buffett hosting free Florida concert to support Gillum, Nelson Overnight Energy: Warren bill would force companies to disclose climate impacts | Green group backs Gillum in Florida gov race | Feds to open refuge near former nuke site MORE (Fla.), in a primary last month. 

Gillum has maintained a lead over DeSantis since the first publicly released poll after his primary win.

DeSantis, a former three-term congressman who stepped down last month to focus on the race, easily defeated Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam last month in the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary after being backed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE in the race.

The Rasmussen poll was conducted among 800 likely Florida voters Sept. 10–11 and has a margin of error 3.5 percentage points.