Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 4 points in Florida

Poll: Gillum leads DeSantis by 4 points in Florida
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Democrat Andrew Gillum holds a slim lead over Republican Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisFlorida public schools will be required to provide mental health education for students To win over Midwesterners, Democrats should rethink school choice stance DeSantis wants statue of civil rights activist to replace Confederate figure on Capitol Hill MORE in the upcoming Florida gubernatorial election, according to a poll released Monday.

A University of North Florida survey showed Gillum receiving support from 47 percent of likely voters, compared to 43 percent who back DeSantis. Another 10 percent of respondents are undecided in the race.

While the results are largely skewed along party lines, Gillum received support from 11 percent of Republican voters surveyed, according to the poll.

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By comparison, 6 percent of Democrats surveyed said they would vote for DeSantis.

The poll surveyed 605 likely voters from Sept. 17-19. The margin of error for the poll is 3.95 percentage points.

The University of North Florida poll is largely consistent with other polls in the race thus far. A RealClearPolitics average of polls in the race shows Gillum with a 3.5 percentage point lead.

Gillum, the mayor of Tallahassee, and DeSantis, a former congressman, are running to replace outgoing Gov. Rick Scott (R), who is term-limited and running for Senate. 

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

Gillum has earned the backing of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders'Medicare for All': The hype v. Maryland's reality Biden says he supports paying campaign staff minimum wage Biden's lead narrows in early voting states: poll MORE (I-Vt.) and has campaigned on a progressive agenda that includes expanding Medicare to cover everyone.

DeSantis, who resigned as a congressman earlier this month to focus on campaigning for governor, has received the endorsement of President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE.