Latest poll: Florida gov., senate races neck and neck
October 25, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A recent survey of 800 likely voters in Florida shows that many of the races in the upcoming November election are still too close to call.
The survey, conducted for Gray Television by Strategic Research Associates, LLC, collected results from October 16 through 23.
The margin of error for the full sample is +/- 3.46%.
Here's a breakdown of the results:
The state’s high-proﬁle race for governor is within the margin of error, showing Republican Ron DeSantis leading Democrat Andrew Gillum 48% to 45%.
79% of DeSantis’ supporters say that their vote is decided, or that they probably won’t change their mind, compared with 87% of Gillum supporters.
Gillum is viewed favorably by 40% of likely voters and unfavorably by 35%, with 13% holding a neutral opinion and 11% still unfamiliar. DeSantis is viewed favorably by 43% and unfavorably by 39%, with 9% holding a neutral opinion and 10% unfamiliar.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson leading Governor Rick Scott 46% to 45%.
At this late stage in the race, 89% of Nelson’s supporters say that their vote is decided, compared with 86% of Scott’s supporters.
Nelson is viewed favorably by 43% of likely voters and unfavorably by 41%, with 11% expressing a neutral opinion and 5% unfamiliar. Scott is viewed favorably by 45% of likely voters and unfavorably by 41%, with 11% expressing a neutral opinion and 4% unfamiliar.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, 64% of likely voters approve of how Governor Scott has responded to the disaster, with 18% disapproving.
When asked whether climate change has contributed to the severity of recent hurricanes impacting Florida, 55% agreed, 29% disagreed, and 16% were unsure.
When asked about their vote for Congress, Florida voters continue to be closely divided along partisan lines. The Gray Television poll ﬁnds them preferring the generic Republican candidate over the generic Democratic candidate by a 42% to 41% margin, also within the poll’s margin of error.
Overall, 53% of Florida voters approve of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, while 44% disapprove.