DeSantis closes in on Gillum, new poll shows virtual tie
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DeSantis closes in on Gillum, new poll shows virtual tie


Polls mean everything in politics.


Just a week or so back when the Quinnipiac Poll showed Democrat Andrew Gillum with a commanding 9-point lead over Republican Ron DeSantis, politcos and pundits were ready to call the race for Gillum.

Like everything in politics, change is just drop of a dime away.

The latest Mason-Dixon poll shows DeSantis cutting Gillum’s lead to 1-point.

According to the poll sponsored by the Florida Press Association and Leadership Florida, Gillum leads DeSantis 46 percent to 45 percent, with 8 percent of votes undecided.

The poll also shows that Blacks and Hispanics are breaking for Gillum, as have voters between the ages of 18-34.

Sounds like doom and gloom for DeSantis, right?

Well, considering how the 18-34 voting bloc has voted over the past several election cycles, there is a good chance that a lot of those younger voters will stay home on election day.

Again, politics is a fluid sport. Anything can happen.

Can anyone say October surprise?


Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]

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