Gov. DeSantis Crushing Democrat Crist by Double-Digits in Florida

Gov. DeSantis Crushing Democrat Crist by Double-Digits in Florida

Is the race all but over?

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
October 5, 2022

As hurricane recovery efforts continue across much of the state of Florida, a new Mason-Dixon public opinion poll released this morning shows that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is beating the Democratic gubernatorial nominee by 11 percentage points.

Considering that Florida is seen as a swing or purple state, this lead Gov. DeSantis holds over Crist is huge.

DeSantis leads Crist 52% to 41% with only 6% of those surveyed being undecided on who they will vote for in next month's midterm elections. While DeSantis enjoys a 92% approval and support from Republicans, the biggest number to look at is the 52%-39% support he has among Independent voters.

Is it too early for the Fat Lady to sing, or for DeSantis to stick a fork into the hopes and dreams of the Florida Democratic Party?



DeSantis also has  50%-33% name favorability advantage over Crist, and 7% of Democrats say they support his efforts, while only 3% of Republicans are saying that they would back Crist instead of DeSantis.

In addition, DeSantis's support is evenly distributed around all regions of the state.

Here is some data within the poll:



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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at [email protected]

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