A St. Pete Polls indicates that both Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) and Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) are in good standing ahead of the upcoming 2022 midterm election. Both GOP lawmakers have received heavy criticism from their Democrat challengers, but they have also expressed hope in coming out victorious after the election. Considering that Florida greatly voted for President Donald Trump (R) in the 2020 presidential election, the GOP is looking to use that momentum coupled with recent wins in the state to push onward in the election.
The poll, which was taken between November 18th and November 19th, showed favorable results for the Republican lawmakers.
If the gubernatorial election was held today, Governor DeSantis would defeat Florida Rep. Charlie Crist (D) with 51% of the vote against Crist’s 45%. If DeSantis was facing Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D), the Governor would win by a wider margin with 51% of the vote over Fried’s 42%.
When it comes to the Senatorial race, Senator Rubio would defeat Florida Rep. Val Demings with 51% over Demings’ 44%.
In the poll, there was a 1.8% margin of error.
Moreover, the results showed that 50% of pollers voted for President Trump and 47% voted for President Joe Biden (D).
In the gubernatorial race, Governor DeSantis has downplayed both Crist and Fried as challengers while not commenting on state Senator Annette Taddeo (D) who most recently joined the race.
In turn, Senator Rubio has amped up his criticism of Demings with his team launching criticism at the Orlando Democrat for voting in favor of the “socialist” Build Back Better bill. In response, Demings has challenged Rubio by outraising the South Florida Republican, and Democrats are hopeful about the Demings campaign, seeing a potential Senatorial win in the 2022 election.