Val Demings campaigning in South Florida Saturday
Val Demings blasts a court ruling against DREAMERs.

As Demings continues to campaign, recent polling continues to show Rubio comfortably leading.

U..S. Senate candidate Val Demings is set to hit South Florida Saturday, meeting with voters and hosting a Black Women Lead caravan ahead of the November General Election.

Demings, who is challenging Republican incumbent U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, will start the day in Miramar with U.S. Reps. Yvette ClarkeSheila McCormick and Debbie Wasserman Schultz at a canvass launch with voters and volunteers.

Then, the former Orlando Police Chief will join the Black Women Lead caravan launch in Miami at 1:15 p.m. with Clarke and McCormick. From there, Demings and the Congresswomen will head to an early vote meet and greet in Miami Gardens at 3:30 p.m. This

This evening, Demings will stay in Miami Gardens for a salon talk with Sisters for Demings.

As Demings continues to campaign, recent polling continues to show Rubio comfortably leading his Democratic challenger — including one showing him ahead by double digits.

The growing list of surveys echo that of the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida, which spoke by phone with 622 likely voters Oct. 17-24. The study had a 4.7-percentage-point margin of error.

For Demings supporters, the results are dejecting. Fifty-four percent of those polled said they plan to vote for Rubio compared to 43% who side with Demings. The rest refused to answer or said they didn’t know whom they’ll pick at the ballot box.

Respondents also spoke of how their friends and family members were likely to vote. The spread was even direr for Demings, with 48% saying they were certain their friends and family preferred Rubio and 31% believing Demings would get support — a 17-point difference.

Six percent said their friends and family were split evenly between the two candidates, while 16% said they weren’t sure or refused to answer.

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected].


  • Tom

    October 29, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Dumings is done!
    See ya.

    • Phil Ammann

      October 30, 2022 at 1:59 pm

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  • Tom

    October 29, 2022 at 11:35 am

    Real Tom here
    Vote for Val Demings…

    • Tom

      October 29, 2022 at 1:18 pm

      Pussy Joe corsin, aliases galore.
      Tom FP legend, everyone knows my truth. Fake alias Tom, Joey corsin no balls. Wah

      • Joe Corsin

        October 29, 2022 at 3:06 pm

        No balls wah? You need medication and inpatient psychiatric treatment.

  • Todd

    October 29, 2022 at 11:48 am

    Someone is running against Rubio? I honestly can’t remember who ran against him last time. I am sure history will repeat itself.

    • Tom

      October 29, 2022 at 1:16 pm

      Yes good one Todd.
      Procession March for Dum, Dum Demings. They’ll look for her gun.
      Just a joke.

      • Joe Corsin

        October 29, 2022 at 3:07 pm

        “Dum, Dum” – Intellectually disabled and mentally crippled Tom

  • Hope

    October 30, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Have to give her credit for trying.

  • James R. Miles

    October 30, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Rubio is ANOTHER USELESS FLORIDA politician who has done NOTHING but will be re-elected by the idiot voters of Floridah who always elect politicians who do nothing for Floridah but collect their salary! If you are not a Republicant, he does not represent you. Rubio does NOT even acknowledge any emails written to him if he does not agree with you. This is representation, Republicant style as they have no clue to what democracy is supposed to be all about!

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