Five Republicans are in the U.S. Senate race. Yet if you believe a statewide poll released Monday, 56 percent of GOP voters want Ben Carson to jump in.
They would “definitely vote for Carson,” with another 29 percent saying it’s “too soon to say.”
Carson scored over 50 percent in all regions but Northwest Florida on “definitely,” which was at 42 percent, and 48 percent in that region opted for “too soon to say.”
The poll run without Carson had David Jolly leading with 18 percent, and Ron DeSantis at 11 percent in second place. Other candidates were in single digits: Carlos Lopez-Cantera at 9 percent, Todd Wilcox at 7 percent, and Carlos Beruff at 1 percent.
Poll-takers contacted 724 “likely August GOP Primary voters” via landline telephones or smart devices. The margin of error was 3.1 percent in this Survey USA poll.
The Democratic poll was interesting as well, with Patrick Murphy at 27 percent, Alan Grayson at 16 percent, and Pam Keith at 11 percent, with 592 likely Democratic Primary voters participating. The margin of error was 4 percent.