First post-Primary poll shows Ron DeSantis leading Charlie Crist by 5 points

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Informed of his record on insurance and abortion, his drops under 50% against Charlie Crist.

A new poll shows Gov. Ron DeSantis may be in trouble with independent voters.

Impact Research released new polling that shows Gov. Ron DeSantis remains a favorite for re-election. He leads Democratic nominee Charlie Crist by 5 percentage points. But that 51% to 46% advantage is within the poll’s 3.5 percentage point margin of error, which applies to each candidate’s share of the vote.

The survey finds DeSantis’ divisive reputation still could expose him to trouble in the General Election. That’s because independent voters strongly dislike the incumbent Republican. Voters without party affiliation break for Crist 52% compared to DeSantis’ 39%.

DeSantis will be the first candidate for Governor in Florida history running when more Republicans than Democrats are registered to vote.

But he’s still unpopular overall with those not registered Republican, the Impact Research survey shows. About 51% of independent voters have an unfavorable opinion, and just 43% view him favorably.

The Governor could also be vulnerable to messaging from Democrats that attacks him on abortion and affordable housing. When respondents were educated about DeSantis’ record on insurance (a matter he left to the Legislature in Special Session), abortion (he signed a ban 15 weeks into pregnancies with no exceptions for rape or incest), cost of living, and his treatment of broadly popular entities like Disney and the Special Olympics, enough voters move to turn the Governor’s race into a toss-up.

DeSantis called for lawmakers in a Special Session to strip Disney of self-governing powers and threatened the Special Olympics with a $27 million fine if it required participants in its national championships to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

A poll of voters after being informed of DeSantis’ record produces tighter results, with DeSantis under a majority with 48% support while Crist sits at 46%, within the margin of error.

Pollsters surveyed voters from Aug. 12 to 18, ahead of the statewide Primary that determined Crist would be the Democratic nominee. About 800 Florida voters’ responses were included, and pollsters over-sampled Hispanic voters, a group that played a role in Republicans over-performing expectations in Florida in 2020.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Charlie Crist

    August 26, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    DeSantis voters need Fat Cammack lap dance… teach them good lesson.

    • Bye DuhSantis

      August 26, 2022 at 4:12 pm

      Good old Top Dum gonna be back in private practice by January. Maybe he can be Trumpy’s new lawyer, hahaha!

      • James Madison

        August 28, 2022 at 12:20 pm

        DuhSantis has never tried a court case in his life. Fact.

  • Brandon

    August 26, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    Still pushing Charlie. Sigh…

  • PeterH

    August 26, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    The polls and the voters will rightfully give Ron DeSantis and the Republican Party the thumbs down this election cycle. DeSantis has been the leading voice in Florida pandering to the Trump-MAGA coup planners.

    Furthermore, Republicans have been notably silent on the primary reason for existence……the repeal of Roe v Wade. What are Republicans hiding? What is in store after the midterms for women’s rights?

    Here are the statistical facts in the upcoming Florida midterms:

    In Florida there are a total of 14,256,184 registered voters. Of this amount 4,143,819 are unaffiliated independent voters, 5,157,343 are Republicans and 4,955,022 are Democrats.

    Independent voters are generally moderate in fiscal issues, liberal in social issues and for the most part college educated. Appealing to the middle wins elections. Independent voters decide elections. DeSantis policies do not fit in with the ideals of the Independent voter.

    • DisgustedDemocrat

      August 28, 2022 at 9:18 pm

      Desantis and Rubio both win. People are tired of the liberal BS!

  • Tom

    August 26, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    Clearly a corrupt push poll, Dem pollster trying to once again make, believe news.

    If candidate X beats his wife and locks her out, will you support him. Please!

    Every poll taken to date, excluding this Dem poll has had DeSantis up 55% to 60% with independents. What a bunch of hot garbage.
    Spare us, even with Dumings push polls, you Dums are losing.

    • marylou

      August 26, 2022 at 6:26 pm

      “Poll Shows Ron Desantis Underwater With Independents” !!!

      This was the ORIGINAL HEADLINE ! Why the New Pro-Ron Headline?

    • Charlie Crist

      August 26, 2022 at 8:15 pm

      ^ Victim of Fat Cammack face sit. Turned head into a pancake she did…

    • Phil Morton

      August 27, 2022 at 5:24 pm

      No poll out since February has DeSantis even getting a majority of NPSs. Where did you pull the 55- 60% number from?

      • Tom

        August 29, 2022 at 10:39 am

        In every poll since Dec, highly reputable Mason Dixon, St Pete, Univ polls, all have had America’s Gov in the mid 50%’s to 60% in approval with indies.

        Furthermore, he is in the high 40’s to mid 50’s with Latin, Hispanics. Maybe 60% in one.

        Just like previous weeks, a Dem progressive polling company does a cheap push poll, and asks if, candidate X did such and such, and furthermore supported this, how would you view him? It’s a sand bag poll. Shameful and highly partisan. A Dem poll attempting to promote a cause.

        All the Soros Manchurian nation parrots start yapping. Save it.

        The same thing for Dumings last week, in both polls Dems candidates losing.


    • Wayne Gilliland

      August 28, 2022 at 10:27 pm

      Not losing! Lovers!

  • Tom

    August 26, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Again with your fake numbers peter h.
    Dems have lost over 300,000 registered voters.
    300,000. Your flawed analysis is corrupted with partisan hate. You are not just ignorant, but non objective. Deeply flawed.

    For you to suggest how anyone thinks or how independents may think is elite and arrogant. Both you are.

    Gov Ron has scored between 55% to 60% in all polling this year with independents.

    • James Madison

      August 28, 2022 at 12:26 pm

      DuhSantis has lost 20% in approval ratings since he was elected. Most of that 20% are independents tend to keep their stance a secret until election time.

      • Wayne

        August 28, 2022 at 10:32 pm

        If independent voters don’t reveal their leaning until voting time, where did you get the 20% from? Out of your ass!

    • Lloyd Mac

      August 29, 2022 at 11:21 pm

      considering Ron DeathSentence helped kill 40,000 Republican voters during COVID, if he ends up losing by any number under that, I bet you’ll be regretting him not pushing vaccines and mask mandates. 😂

      • James Spiridigliozzi

        September 6, 2022 at 8:40 pm

        Why don’t you move to…….. Say NY!

  • marylou

    August 26, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    “Poll shows ron desantis underwater with independents”

    This was the ORIGINAL HEADLINE ! Wonder who changed it to a pro-ron headline ?

  • Tom

    August 26, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    He is not!
    He had led in every poll since December with indies. Your ignorance is overwhelming Mary who.

    • marylou

      August 26, 2022 at 6:31 pm

      Tom: I’m asking about the original HEADLINE, not the Polls. The headline, itself, was changed. The polls above still say: Independent voters strongly dislike the incumbent Republican. Voters without party affiliation break for Crist 52% compared to DeSantis’ 39%.

      • Gary

        August 27, 2022 at 9:18 am

        For those who do not want to believe the findings of polls that show DeSantis losing, when he does lose, will you accept the results or cry foul? For all support you show DeSantis, he leans fascist, undermines democracy and is not like by many Fliridians, did you know that? Also, those who think he did right by covid, do you know Florida leads the country in covid deaths? Surpassing all other populated states. Is it OK with you that he personally insured this status and we saw more people died here than New York state? Ron may very well lose and he should.

        • Paul Passarelli

          August 27, 2022 at 10:45 am

          Even if we accept your death stats as factual, would you rather die in your home in the company of your family, or locked away in a nursing home, denied visitors or the ability to leave?

          That’s the difference between Florida & New York.

          BTW; you do remember that the New York governor was forced to *RESIGN* by his own party, don’t you?

          #DemocratFail — Don’t New York my Florida

          • Ocean Joe

            August 27, 2022 at 7:26 pm

            Good point about Democrats forcing their own to quit when they get caught. Too bad the GOP hasn’t done it since Nixon.

          • Paul Passarelli

            August 27, 2022 at 7:31 pm

            Just remember, the Democrats didn’t force Cuomo to resign because it was the right thing to do — they forced him to resign because his continued existence was damaging the party, and embarrassing the higher-ups!

            There was absolutely NOTHING noble in in his actions; it was pure political embarrassment & humiliation.

          • James Madison

            August 28, 2022 at 12:32 pm

            Did you know California has literally DOUBLE the population of Florida and MORE seniors than Florida but had similar COVID death numbers? Even after DuhSanis severely manipulated the death numbers?

    • Ron DeSantis Sucks

      August 29, 2022 at 6:42 pm

      Keep coping! DeSantis is going to lose and I can’t wait to watch you cry.

      • rapha

        August 30, 2022 at 7:26 pm

        Very unlikely. 538 shows 92% of chances DeSantis victory.

  • Jerry

    August 26, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    Sorry liberals…but we are keeping Florida free.

    • marylou

      August 26, 2022 at 7:25 pm

      free of common sense

      • DisgustedDemocrat

        August 28, 2022 at 9:20 pm

        Sorry Libby. People have had it with your BS!

    • Manuel

      August 26, 2022 at 11:26 pm

      Yes, free of little dictator Ron DeTrupist!!!

      • Paul Passarelli

        August 27, 2022 at 9:56 am

        Are you that troll that got banned by The Daily Voice?

    • Eric Wilson

      August 28, 2022 at 2:31 am

      Thanks I just donated to his campaign. Go RON

  • Dan

    August 26, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    This article is a joke and highlights why everyone considers the media to be liberal biased. The poll shows DeSantis for a 5 point lead. But you spend paragraph after paragraph explaining how it’s a bad for him or how he is vulnerable. You point out the margin of error could have Crist in the lead, but neglect to point out that margin of error could go the other way too and show DeSantis with an 11 point lead.

    You say nothing about the issues Crist has in winning. You show nothing how he may be vulnerable. We know who you are voting for.

    • James Madison

      August 28, 2022 at 12:36 pm

      You need comprehension skills. The article points out the margin of error could go both ways. The article explains the how independents go with the candidate that aligns with their stance. And DuhSantis’ stance doesn’t align with most independents. Independents like to keep their stance secret until Election Day also.

      • DisgustedDemocrat

        August 28, 2022 at 9:21 pm

        Are yiu 10 years old? DuhSantis. How childish are you? This is why people are tired of the democrats BS!

  • Hope

    August 26, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    You left out the disclaimer, “Paid for by the Charlie Crist for Governor campaign.”

  • Paul Passarelli

    August 26, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Ahh, another “Quinnipiac” style Poll. The Q are infamous for polling respondents until they get the results that the poll sponsors desire. Ity kinda makes their results worthless in actuality, but the Left sure does love to tout the faked results in the Drive-By Media.

    The fact that Nikki Fried lost the primary despite her often repeated claim to the be “the only state-wide elected Democrat”, clearly indicates that Democrats are on the ropes, and headed for a big K-O in the Sunshine State.

    • Fat Cammack

      August 26, 2022 at 10:54 pm

      New York Paul Aka Paul Pissarelli, Paul Pizzarelli, Paul Pastarelli 🍝 whatever…supported New York crook Trump. Two snow birds in need of a good Fat Cammack face scrub…no pants.

    • James Madison

      August 28, 2022 at 12:38 pm

      The “Q” is the crazy conspiracy theorist that the red hats love to parrot.

  • Paul Passarelli

    August 26, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Come on man. You can do better than that…
    Maybe not.

  • James D

    August 27, 2022 at 2:48 am

    This poll smacks of yet another Democrat-sponsored fake-news attempted voter suppression tactic.

    I moved to Orlando in May from the blue state covid shuthole state that is Washington state and the criminal narcissistic governor Jay Ins(ane)lee to the stayed-open-for-business state of Florida with the Great Ron DeSantis as governor. Florida followed the real science, not the fake science, but only because DeSantis beat a married-but-cheating, gay-male-prostitute-frequenting, drug-abusing Democrat Andrew Gillum by a razor-thin margin of 30,000 votes in 2018.

    Since I’ve been in Orlando, which I knew had been a 55-45 “blue” city and moved to anyway, I’ve mentioned DeSantis name to people about 100 times. 99 times the reaction was very positive, “isn’t he awesome” and “so thankful he kept Florida open”, and only 1 time was it negative, a door attendant at Costco wearing rainbow accessories expressed her dislike for DeSantis.

    Conclusion: The Orlando I’ve experienced is now 80-20 red instead of 55-45 blue. This fake poll mentioned by the article is a joke. Crist is headed for a wipeout by 20 points or more 60-40 or more DeSantis. People care more about jobs and making a living and having freedom than they care about a pregnant woman’s “right” to murder her unborn child up to the moment before birth. Nikki Fried was the “abortion candidate” and Crist wiped the floor with her. DeSantis will wipe the floor with Crist. The new Florida residents are overwhelmingly DeSantis fans.

    • Charlie Crist

      August 27, 2022 at 6:47 am

      ^ Far right propaganda

      • Baker Shands

        August 29, 2022 at 3:15 pm

        He’s absolutely correct. I see Desantis signs EVERYWHERE, no Crist signs yet. Everyone I talk to except for a few quadruple-vaxxed folks who wear their mask while jogging are voting red down the ballot. I wonder if the sky is blue in this world that you commies live in….

        • Ron DeSantis sucks

          August 29, 2022 at 7:09 pm

          You see DeSantis signs everywhere because his morons are proud of their ignorance and loud about it.

    • marylou

      August 27, 2022 at 2:01 pm

      The August Fox Poll shows “Dads” have made a +28 point swing to support Democrats, following Dobbs. Suburban “Moms” are doing the same.
      Parents are rejecting the cruelty of Desantis as he imposes an abortion ban that doesn’t even protect pre-teen rape and incest victims. Forced motherhood is not what parents want for their daughters. REAL PARENTS’ RIGHTS means freedom from the governor dictating families’ personal lives. People are voting for Crist because he supports women’s–and families’–rights.

      • Paul Passarelli

        August 27, 2022 at 7:07 pm

        Rational people try not to give obvious propaganda pieces and merit. You really need to evaluate that claim objectively.

    • James Madison

      August 28, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      So you base your 80-20 on the few people you spoke with in Orlando? Shows your intelligence. Seeing DuhSantis ONLY won by 30k votes to a drug attic only reinforces the reality. Florida is solid purple and no one can accurately predict this election. DuhSantis has lost 20 points in his approval rating over the past year. Went from 70% to 50%. Independents will make or break DuhSantis and DuhSantis’s authoritarianism is very unpopular with independents. DuhDSantis indeed closed Florida on April 3rd 2020 by EO. It’s all on video and in writing. When he says Florida never closed, he is just telling a huge lie that all his blind followers will parrot. Disney is Florida’s largest employer and hugely popular. DuhSantis picked a fight and retaliated with Disney only for the fact that Disney disagreed with him. DuhSantis hates the 1st Amendment. That alone will take many votes away from him. Lastly, California literally has double the population of Florida and more seniors and had a similar COVID death rate. These issues plus removing duly elected democrat officials in democrat cities and replacing them with his republican minions will weight heavily on DuhSantis.

      • DisgustedDemocrat

        August 28, 2022 at 9:23 pm

        Say goodbye to the house and senate Dumbocrat!

        • Ron DeSantis Sucks

          August 29, 2022 at 7:10 pm

          Yeah, we all believe you’re a “disgusted democrat” with that language. Who are you fooling?

      • M. K. Weid

        August 30, 2022 at 12:41 pm

        “Florida is solid purple”. It is? We have a Republican Governor and 2 Republican Senators. In addition 16 of the 27 congressional districts are Republican. So NO, Florida is a red state.

  • Impeach Biden

    August 27, 2022 at 7:42 am

    Sounds like one of those polls the Sun-Sentinel would publish. The same ones that had Trump losing Florida in 2020, Hillary defeating Trump in 2016, and of course Andrew Gillum defeating DeSantis in 2018. The liberal spin won’t affect this outcome. DeSantis will be re-elected.

    • Charlie Crist

      August 27, 2022 at 10:16 am

      You going to jail azzhole!!!🍩

      • Paul Passarelli

        August 27, 2022 at 10:37 am

        Hey Troll,

        Are you the same guy who was arrested for threatening that Republican representative in New York State. You write just like him. You even use the same name name calling nonsense and dropped one of the same fake names when you’re trolling.

        What is George Soros paying you for your time? Or are you really just that mentally unstable.

        • James Madison

          August 28, 2022 at 12:57 pm

          George Soros must be broken by now. According to republicans, he’s paying every democrat in America.

  • PJ

    August 27, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    So, does this include results after Crist selected Karla Hernandez-Mats as his running mate. She, whome refered to parents at board meetings as serial killers?

  • Alejandro Jimenez

    August 27, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Brutal take.

  • James Wilson

    August 27, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    DeSantis has suggested he plans to ban all abortions and legalize open carry if re-elected. If you combine that with his dictatorial style and he should have a bumpy ride. Americans have historically opposed autocrats—a majority of Americans rejected Trump twice.

    • Dan

      August 28, 2022 at 12:45 am

      The issue of abortion in Florida is certainly going to go to the ballot eventually. Both sides of the issue are going to propose amendments. It’s just that right now it’s too late to get them on the ballot this election cycle. But in 2024 we are going to have amendments concerning abortion to vote on….. possibly for the next several cycles there will be amendments on this before a consensus of Florida voters settle on an abortion policy.

      It may ultimately not matter much right now in this governor race. Because if an amendment passes in 2024, it will take precedence over any law that passes in the upcoming legislative session. If you support abortion rights, your best battle strategy is to start laying the ground work for that amendment fight. Because if the pro-lifers get an amendment to ban abortion in the state constitution, it won’t matter if Crist is governor or not.

      • marylou

        August 30, 2022 at 2:22 pm

        Exactly! An amendment vote in very Red Kansas showed overwhelming support among both parties for keeping the right to abortion in the state’s constitution. The majority of Florida voters are opposed to an abortion ban, so the results would likely be similar.

        There are reasons, however, to not be so optimistic. Republicans have a history of attempting to take away voters’ right to propose amendments, and this may even be their number one goal. Good bye Democracy!

        Also, abortion rights need to be protected in 2022. There are families suffering right now from Desantis’ ban, which will become a total ban after the election. There are Florida teens being denied early abortions now because of “immaturity”, or their GPA!

        Across the country there are children—like the pregnant 10 year old in Ohio– being denied abortions, rape and incest victims being forced into motherhood, women being forced to carry skull-less fetuses, women dying from infections. There are husbands, children, and families living with the realities of these sadistic bans. Florida needs to get rid of DeSanctimonious and his cruelty to women, girls, and families.

    • Paul Passarelli

      August 28, 2022 at 8:49 am

      Perhaps you need to review the definitions of dictator & autocrat.

      Please explain how removing the restrictions on the human right to protect oneself by openly carrying ta tool, is dictatorial?

      The only people intimidated by seeing an openly carried firearm are the ignorant, and those that are proud of their ignorance, aka the stupid!

      Statistically, states with more fewer restrictions on gun ownership carrying capacity are far safer then places that restrict the right.

      • marylou

        August 30, 2022 at 1:04 pm

        “The only people intimidated by seeing an openly carried firearm are the ignorant, and those that are proud of their ignorance, aka the stupid!”
        Better get an OK from deDICKtator before you commit blasphemy like that. “Firearms banned at events with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has argued ‘gun-free’ zones are less safe”.
        —Business Insider

  • E Travers

    August 28, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    This conversation, if you can call it that, sounds so juvenile and ignorant. The Republic itself is at stake in this election. Whether Republican, Democrat, Independent or No affiliation, most know who has been responsible for authoritarian legislation and has denied legitimate rights and who has helped real citizens. The name does not start with a D, the last or first. Hateful, personal, rhetoric devoid of facts, will not win in the long run. Take a breath, you people.

  • Jake. Bensakine

    August 28, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    I’m an independent from New York ( ex republican) if Chris makes a speech about the illegal immigration invasion and articulate that the latter is draining resources , creating economical anxiety That leads to xenophobia ;and it’s hurting the poor , lower middle class and middle class American citizens and legal immigrants alike .. let’s take care of people who are already struggling in this country . The immigrants are abusing the system with fake asylum claims once in the breed ; 3-4 years later they’ll have bunch of kids.. viva welfare

  • aaron

    August 28, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    As an Australian, Ron desantis stands for everything I believe in, which is freedom of speech, no government interference, and private property. The use of covid politics by the far left in America has ruined any confidence I ever had in the democrats. There is no way desantis loses.

  • Mark

    August 28, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    As a Republican Family we are voting for Crist. DeSantis ( Aka baby Trump) has a proven record of being just like Puttin is as he personally goes after any person or business and even non profits like the Special Olympics who disagree with anything he says . He wastes millions of taxpayers dollars flying on the state jet with his staff and security almost daily to give a 5 min speech that could be given from his office ( Is he even ever in his office?) Wake up stop being a sheep and look at the facts on him

    • Tom

      August 29, 2022 at 5:43 am


    • Ron DeSantis Sucks

      August 29, 2022 at 7:11 pm

      Mark: thank you! I know reasonable Republicans exist, and you and your family are proof of that.

    • Paul Passarelli

      August 29, 2022 at 8:06 pm


      You are not a “Republican Family” you are a troll and it goes without saying, a liar.

      Republicans do not equate other Republicans with sheep, Democrats are the clueless sheeple. And do not refer to DeSantis as “baby Trump”.

      The real question is which other troll IDs are you writing as Are you alse Manuel? How about Baclgalupe? Remember that one?

  • Paul Passarelli

    August 28, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    “james Madison” Really? Another troll poster. Another load of troll shit.

  • Terry

    August 28, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    This poll was commissioned by the Democratic Governors Association’. Go— Nate Silver sight for ABC News. He gives the polling outfit a grade of C/D as far as accuracy. Now let’s commission a poll from the Republican Governors Association.

    • Tom

      August 29, 2022 at 5:55 am

      It’s a far left polling firm, and yes Terry, ties to Dem progressive policies. Pro Biden.

      The questions were push, to get the best answers it could. Just like Dumings poll last week. In both cases the Dums were losing, even with my opponent beats his wife push poll.

      It fell short. In all polls this year, DeSantis scores 55% to 60% approval with indies and 55% with Hispanics.

      Just a Dem poll. Like Dumings push, both are still losing.

  • bruce

    August 29, 2022 at 1:54 am

    I want Hot Lube Gillum!!! He was almost our Gov. by ~32,000 votes. Can you imagine if Hot Lube was our Gov.? Wow, we dodged a nuclear “Hot Lube” bomb. 5 kids, nice wife, 2 muscle queens, dozens of pills, meth, crack and doody all over the sheets! What happened to him? He should run for Gov. of California, he would win in a Hot Lube landslide.

  • David In Shoreline

    August 29, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    Making Florida Great Again, one day at a time. I really don’t think the good Governor has anything to worry about.

  • Jay in Common Sense

    August 30, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL — If you are a DEM you should be furious with how the media feeds you full of B.S. and they expect you to believe it because they think you are THAT ignorant. But then again, there are still people approving Biden’s job. I mean. . come. . ON!!

  • Paul Passarelli

    August 30, 2022 at 3:21 pm

    Bullshit. The Left is hunting down these anomalies solely to parade them in front of their cause. It’s the Democrats inducing the suffering mentioned here. Disgusting.

  • Paul Passarelli

    August 30, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    Now you’re tolling as a woman? Did I just assume your gender? Yup. How many freaking aliases do you have? I know you had twenty or more when you were trolling The Daily Voice. The admin confirmed it with me that there were over a hundred aliases that all originated from a handful of IP addresses.

    Am I troubled by gun prohibitions at events? Yes. But not nearly as troubled be “Gun Free Zones” that are defined by place as opposed to the occurrence of an event.

    Why? Because a Gun Free Zone created complacency. Whereas a Gun Free Event is imposed by event security because the event typically has a person that some sick bastard would like to shoot to make a political statement.

  • Dr Ramos

    August 30, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    As a physician and a mother who previously voted for desantis I will NEVER vote for him again . He is anti science , anti educators , anti LGBT. Our state has a homeowner insurance crisis and public schools are in demise and he has done NOTHING to fix any of the issues that actually AFFECT Floridians

    • Tom

      August 31, 2022 at 12:35 pm

      Witch doctor

    • Tom

      August 31, 2022 at 12:35 pm

      Witch doctor

    • Paul Passarelli

      August 31, 2022 at 1:35 pm

      Another fake troll identity? Really> Don’t you ever get tired of pretending?

      You are a coward. If you weren’t a coward you would postunder your real name and stop with all the aliases.

      How do I know? Because any *competent* Dr. is far too busy to post in a political forum. But trolls love to adopt personas that appear to lend them credibility at a glance.

      Perhaps I will call the offices of the female Dr. Ramos’ and tell them that someone is impersonating them on this site.

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