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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 DeSantisGolden statue of Trump at CPAC ridiculed online DeSantis derides 'failed Republican establishment' at CPAC Watch live: Day 1 at CPAC 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 SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst 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 TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE.