Poll: Ashley Moody holds double-digit lead in re-election bid
Ashley Moody.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody visits the Lakeland Police Department to announce a hiring bonus for new Florida police
UNF has Aramis Ayala down 50% to 36%.

Florida’s Attorney General is on her way to re-election, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The survey from the University of North Florida Public Opinion Research Laboratory shows Republican Ashley Moody, a former prosecutor and judge from Plant City seeking a second term as AG, receiving 50% support. Moody’s Democratic challenger, Aramis Ayala, a former State Attorney from Orlando, drew just 36%. An additional 13% didn’t know who they would back.

Moody’s greatest strongholds, per this survey, are among White voters and men. White voters preferred Moody 60% to 29%. A full 54% of male voters backed Moody, with 28% supporting Ayala. No-party voters also resoundingly preferred Moody, 44% to 30%.

Most age groups preferred the incumbent, but 18- to 24-year-old voters broke strongly for Ayala, who drew 61% support, with just 6% for Moody.

UNF’s pollster Michael Binder said Cabinet races like this one “come down to who turns out the most voters — Republicans or Democrats — and it looks like Republicans are going to win that fight.”

UNF polled 622 likely voters with live-dial interviews between Oct. 17 and 24. The results track with other public polls showing Moody ahead.

Moody was up over Ayala, 41% to 34%, in a Spectrum News/Siena College Poll released early in October that correlated in meaningful ways to this survey.

That poll showed independent voters supporting Moody, 39% to 23%. Male voters likewise chose Moody over Ayala by nearly a two-to-one margin. Moody drew 46% support against just 24% for Ayala, with the remainder undecided, saying they won’t vote, or saying they backed another candidate.

As Election Day approaches next month, Moody has resources Ayala won’t be able to match, with more than $2.9 million on hand in her Friends of Ashley Moody political committee, and more than $900,000 available in her campaign account.

Ayala has a little less than $53,000 in her campaign account.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Tom

    October 26, 2022 at 6:33 am

    Ashli Moody fed into Trump’s election conspiracies. These fascist grifters are gonna burn in fkn hell. The stupid people who vote for these people are also gonna burn in hell.

  • David In Shoreline

    October 26, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Florida voters respect law and order. They are sick of the fentanyl pouring across the border. They are disgusted by the Defund the Police strategy put forward by Democrats. Absolutely no surprise that Moody shall be re-elected by a healthy margin. The Democrat butthurt will be real and will be glorious.

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  • Mike

    November 7, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Thank God these demon Democrats are out of office. They’re killing America.
    Go red.

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