With just four days left until Florida Republicans vote to determine who will represent the GOP in November’s gubernatorial election, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) appears to have further expanded his lead over his opponent, state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
According to a poll from Gravis Marketing of 723 registered, likely Florida voters conducted from August 21-22 “using interactive voice
responses and an online panel of cell phone users,” DeSantis is shown to have a whopping 15-point lead over Putnam.
The Gravis poll shows the continuation of a trend that has been favorable for DeSantis. A Mason-Dixon poll released last month also showed DeSantis with a double-digit lead over Putnam. Overall, the Real Clear Politics average of polls has DeSantis up over Putnam by seven-and-a-half points.
In the early going, DeSantis trailed Putnam according to polling. However, that changed after President Donald Trump gave his endorsement to DeSantis.
Congressman Ron DeSantis, a top student at Yale and Harvard Law School, is running for Governor of the Great State of Florida. Ron is strong on Borders, tough on Crime & big on Cutting Taxes – Loves our Military & our Vets. He will be a Great Governor & has my full Endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
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