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Poll: Graham, DeSantis Take Lead In Florida’s Gubernatorial Race

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – With the primary elections almost exactly a month away, a poll released Friday shows Democrat Gwen Graham and Republican Ron DeSantis as the front-runners in the race to replace Gov. Rick Scott.
The Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy poll came after Florida Atlantic University also released a poll this week showing Graham and DeSantis leading their gubernatorial primaries — though the margins were larger in the Mason-Dixon results.
“Democrat Gwen Graham and Republican Ron DeSantis have established themselves as the clear front-runners in their respective gubernatorial primaries,” Mason-Dixon said in analysis accompanying its results.
The Mason-Dixon poll showed Graham, a former congresswoman from Tallahassee, getting the support of 27 percent of Democratic voters, followed by former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine at 18 percent. They were followed by Palm Beach businessman Jeff Greene at 12 percent, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum at 10 percent, Winter Park businessman Chris King at 7 percent and other candidates at 1 percent. Many Democratic voters — 25 percent — were undecided as the Aug. 28 primary nears
The Florida Atlantic University poll, by comparison, gave Graham a four-point edge over Levine.
Graham has large leads over her primary competitors among women and Hispanic voters, according to the Mason-Dixon poll. But she also might be benefiting from Greene’s entrance into the race last month, with Mason-Dixon saying Levine’s “previously growing base of support appears to be stalled.”
“Levine had been running about even with Graham until Greene jumped in,” the Mason-Dixon analysis said. “Both men have extremely similar profiles — politically experienced, successful business owners who are white, male, Jewish and from South Florida. They each have tremendous personal wealth that gives them the ability to put a considerable amount of their own money into their campaigns. With this over-lapping appeal, the two are drawing a combined 30 percent of voters — slightly more than Graham.”
In the Republican gubernatorial primary, meanwhile, the poll showed DeSantis, a Northeast Florida congressman who enjoys support from President Donald Trump, with a double-digit lead over state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.
Mason-Dixon’s analysis pointed to Trump’s support as a key factor for DeSantis. The president is slated to hold a rally Tuesday in Tampa in which he will tout DeSantis.
“It is likely that President Donald Trump’s endorsement of DeSantis is the driving factor behind the shift in the race,” the Mason-Dixon analysis said.
The poll said 41 percent of GOP voters backed DeSantis, while 29 percent supported Putnam. The Florida Atlantic University poll, by comparison, gave DeSantis a nine-point edge over Putnam. Mason-Dixon’s results indicated DeSantis has large leads over Putnam among male and white voters.
Mason-Dixon, a longtime pollster in Florida, conducted telephone interviews of 625 registered voters statewide who said they were likely to vote in the November general election. The poll was conducted from Monday through Wednesday.
The News Service of Florida’s Jim Saunders contributed to this report.

INTERESTING CLIP FROM THE ORLANDO SENTINEL DeSANTIS vs PUITNAM

Scott Maxwell    Contact Reporter

Republicans: Ron DeSantis

I’ve always thought DeSantis was the more solid choice for Republicans. He’s a former Navy JAG officer, member of Congress and rock-solid conservative.

Republicans seem to agree as DeSantis is surging in the polls. He’s gone from 15 points behind Adam Putnam in one poll to more than 15 points ahead in another.

That’s partly because Putnam is a career politician (44 years old and in elected office since he was 22) whose campaign has been a train wreck. It’s not that Putnam’s tactical operation has been poorly run. It’s that his actual record has been exposed. And for Putnam, that may be fatal.

Putnam’s agriculture office has botched gun permits. The state’s waters are now thick with polluted green slop after he spent years fussing about environmental protection.

And there’s the fact that he declared himself a “proud NRA sellout” — an admission that made even ardent Second Amendment supporters wince. Many people, after all, respect gun rights. No one respects a “sellout.”

Meanwhile, DeSantis, a Bronze Star recipient and graduate of Yale University and Harvard law, has scored endorsements from President Trump and Fox News celebrities while reminding voters that he stood up to Big Sugar, which has poured money into Putnam’s campaign.

The knock against DeSantis is that he kowtows to the president. The knock against Putnam is that he kowtows to any business interest with a campaign check.

Regardless of who wins, count on Republicans rallying behind their guy. Because, unlike Democrats — who sometimes turn into pouty, “I’m voting for Jill Stein!” defeatists after their preferred candidate loses — Republicans usually unite after a primary.

 

The primary vote is Aug. 28. The last day to register to vote or pick or switch parties before the primary is July 30.

smaxwell@orlandosentinel.com

I WAS THINKING?

I was thinking; Since only 11 million people have Obama-Care, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed?  Will an additional 13 million people be randomly shot?

I was thinking; If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with Bleachbit and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent.

I was thinking; If women  do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money?

I was thinking; If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal?

I was thinking; Each ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but all ISIS attacks during Obama’s term were due to Climate Change and a plea for jobs.

I was thinking; We should stop calling them all ‘Entitlements’.  Welfare, Food Stamps, WIC, ad nausea are not entitlements. They are taxpayer-funded handouts, and shouldn’t be called entitlements at all.  Social Security and Veterans Benefits are Entitlements because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

I was thinking; If Muslims want to run away from a Muslim country, does that mean they’re Islamophobic?

I was thinking; If Liberals don’t believe in biological gender then why did they march for women’s rights?

I was thinking; How did the Russians get Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders?  How did Russia get Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the debates?

I was thinking; Why is it that Democrats think Super delegates are fine, but they have a problem with the Electoral College?

I was thinking; If you don’t want the FBI involved in elections, don’t nominate someone who’s being investigated by the FBI.

I was thinking; If Hillary’s speeches cost $250,000 an hour, how come no one shows up to her free ones?

I was thinking; The DNC is mad at Russia because they ‘think’ they are trying to manipulate our election by exposing that the DNC is manipulating our election.

I was thinking; If Democrats don’t want foreigners involved in our elections, why do they think it’s all right for illegals to vote?

POLL RESULTS MONTH OF JULY FLORIDA GOVERNOR RACE DeSANTIS – PUTNAM

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Florida Governor – Republican Primary

Poll Date Sample MoE
DeSantis
Putnam
Spread
RCP Average 7/2 – 7/25 38.8 27.8 DeSantis +11.0
Mason-Dixon 7/23 – 7/25 500 LV 4.5 41 29 DeSantis +12
Florida Atlantic University 7/20 – 7/21 262 RV 6.0 36 27 DeSantis +9
Gravis 7/13 – 7/14 905 LV 3.3 35 29 DeSantis +6
Remington Research (R) 7/2 – 7/5 2826 LV 1.8 43 26 DeSantis +17

MICHIGAN; TIME TO WAKE UP! THIS IS HOW THE ISLAMIC CALIPHATE STARTS ONE TOWN, CITY, STATE AT A TIME! YOU CANNOT ALLOW THIS MAN TO BE ELECTED!

 

 

Linda Sarsour Asks World Trade Center Terrorist
To Support Muslim Candidate for Michigan Governor

A worldwide caliphate is the concept of a single one-world government,
supported in particular by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a leader of the Islamic
fundamentalist militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. …
In 2014, Baghdadi claimed the successful creation of a worldwide caliphate.

 

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