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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 DeSantisRon DeSantisFlorida pardons residents fined or arrested for mask violations DeSantis: Florida officers to respond to 'border security crisis' in Texas, Arizona Sanders 'delighted' DeSantis asked White House to import Canadian prescription drugs 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 SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY:  EPA announces new clean air advisors after firing Trump appointees |  Senate confirms Biden pick for No. 2 role at Interior | Watchdog: Bureau of Land Management saw messaging failures, understaffing during pandemic Overnight Health Care: Takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision | COVID-19 cost 5.5 million years of American life | Biden administration investing billions in antiviral pills for COVID-19 Democratic senators press PhRMA over COVID-19 lobbying efforts  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 TrumpChinese apps could face subpoenas, bans under Biden executive order: report Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US Ex-Colorado GOP chair accused of stealing more than 0K from pro-Trump PAC MORE.