New polls released just two days until election day show Governor Rick Scott ahead of Senator Bill Nelson by 1 point and Congressman Ron DeSantis ahead of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum by 3 points.A poll from Targoz Market Research shows Governor Scott ahead by 3 points as well.
And, a pollster commented on the information by saying that “As trite as it sounds, the election for both Senate and Governor will hinge on each campaign’s ability to turn out their voters. For Democrats, it means turning out 18 to 34-year-old voters who make up 22 percent of registered voters but represent only 15 percent of the likely voters in this poll. Voters age 65-plus make up 29 percent of registered voters and 34 percent of likely voters in our polling.”
The Pollster also added that “If this turnout mirrors the 2016 election for President, both Scott and DeSantis could win.”
The poll from St. Pete polls, showing Governor Scott 1 point ahead, surveyed 2,733 likely voters and voters who plan on voting on election day. 57 percent of those that responded via automated telephone polling system said that they had already voted, and 43% said that they would be voting the day of. In addition, 40% of those sampled said that they were Republican, 39% said that they were Democrat and 22% said that they were not affiliated with any party.
While Senator Nelson led 51-47 among the people who said they have already voted, Governor Rick Scott led by a larger margin of 52-43 among people who said they would be voting the day of.As seen from the multiple polls released, both the Senate race and the Governor’s race will be going down to the wire as election day draws closer.
Both parties also continue rallying support as Republicans seek to gain a wider political presence and Democrats look to ensure a “blue wave” in the political arena.