Another poll, another lead for Andrew Gillum; PPP pegs him up 4 points over Ron DeSantis


Another poll, another lead for Andrew Gillum.

The newest survey from Public Policy Polling has Gillum, the Democratic nominee for Governor, ahead by four points in his race against Republican Ron DeSantis.

The survey sampled 779 registered voters Sept. 28-30. Gillum earned 48 percent support while DeSantis sat at 44 percent.

Gillum has now led DeSantis in every major poll released since the two secured their nominations on Aug. 28, according to analysis by RealClearPolitics.

Florida Democrats have also taken to mocking DeSantis over lackluster turnout at a recent event. The Democrats used those photos to make the case that momentum is behind their candidate.

Gillum also issued an address to a fired-up crowd of Democrats over the weekend at the Miami-Dade Democratic Party’s Blue Gala.

He also recently earned the endorsement of the Sun Sentinel, as well as a group of Puerto Rican leaders throughout the country.

If Gillum were to “bring it home” in November, he would be Florida’s first elected Democratic Governor in 20 years.

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  • David Moore

    October 1, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Unfortunately, PPP has proven itself to be unreliable, if not totally innacurate.
    It’s still Florida, and everything depends on trailer park turnout.

    • Drew Gmitro

      October 1, 2018 at 4:39 pm

      Yea. And there votes count every bit as much as the snob, elitists, Hollywood types, the Democrat party “drools over”.

  • Rick

    October 1, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Florida the next Venezuela?

    • Robert Joyce

      October 1, 2018 at 10:28 pm

      Hey Rick, you’re an idiot! You probably think wrestling is real and the moon walk was fake!

  • William alvarez

    October 1, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Vote Republican all the way!

    • don carter, jr

      October 1, 2018 at 6:18 pm


    • [email protected]

      October 1, 2018 at 7:24 pm

      I’m a Democrat and I’m voting for Republican. If this socialist communist gets elected I’m out of Florida

      • John

        October 1, 2018 at 7:52 pm

        Full of BS

  • George

    October 1, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Obama is an idiot. He couldn’t destroy America, so he wants everyone to vote for the socialist candidates.

  • Mark Oddi

    October 1, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Desantis is corrupt. Votes for tax cuts benefitting the super rich tjen grabs money from Big Sugar who destroyef the Everglades and contributed to the Red Tide by cutting off the natural water flow. Then Desantis claims “He will stand up to the special interestes”. What a scoundrel.

    • research the facts

      October 2, 2018 at 12:21 am


      Ron DeSantis did not take money from Big Sugar that was Adam Putnam.

      DeSantis is going to protect our shorelines and the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, Sanibel etc. DeSantis is not corrupt, Gillum is the one currently under FBI investigation and the CRIME rate in Tallahassee went up 52 percent under Gillum’s watch.

  • John

    October 1, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Was it a state wide survey? What was the balance of Dems to Repubs? How diverse was it? Inquiring minds want to know. Is this just another bogus survey like the ones that said Trump couldn’t win?

    • Sasha

      October 1, 2018 at 8:02 pm

      This isn’t the only poll. Gillum has lead in every major poll since they both won their nominations. He will make a Great Governor.

  • Denise Hammond

    October 1, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Love Gillum’s plan to raise a billion dollars to support education!!! Sure – it’s a corporate tax – but they just got a 15% tax cut from the Feds – we’re taking back a tiny portion of that to support our CHILDREN!!

  • Eva

    October 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Just read an article about all the donations Gillum is getting from Soros and rich dems in California. Yep, California, where there are 55,000 homeless in LA county alone. Where people are living on the streets in San Francisco, peeing and pooping in the streets. Don’t let Florida become liberal! Vote RED! I AM

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