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

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) leads former Rep. Ron DeSantis (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.

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 Graham (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 Trump 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.

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