DeSantis closes gap with Gillum, needs to focus on economy

DeSantis closes gap with Gillum, needs to focus on economy


The most recent Reuters polls showed Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum leading Republican Ron DeSantis by 6-points.

At the same time, Florida Atlantic University released a poll showing DeSantis trailing Gillum by only 2-points, well within the margin of error.

Which poll(s) are Americans suppose to believe?

Gillum maintains a +3.4 average lead according to, but in the end, the poll that matters is the final vote count on election night.

Regardless of the polling, DeSantis could hold the advantage with Florida and the rest of the nation enjoying an economic boom that has been brought on by measures the Trump Administration has put in place.

If DeSantis and Republicans focus on economics, they should be OK on election night. If they allow Gillum and Democrats to take them off message, it could be a long night for the GOP.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist who owns and manages Diverse New Media, Corp and Shark Tank Media, LLc. Under the Diverse New Media umbrella, he writes, manages, and publishes,,, and, in addition to publishing the conservative website,, which can be found under Shark Tank Media, LLc. During the 2018 election cycle, he ran in the Republican primary race for congress in Florida’s 22nd congressional district. He and his fiancé Michelle have two small children. He enjoys soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. Email him at [email protected] Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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