Ron DeSantis Leads Charlie Crist by Double Digits

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) leads Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) by double digits in Florida’s gubernatorial race, a recent Echelon Insights poll found.

The survey asked Respondents who they would vote for if the gubernatorial race was held today.

DeSantis enjoys a ten-point lead, leading Crist at 52 percent to 42 percent. The Republican governor also enjoys more certainty among respondents, with 43 percent saying they will “definitely” vote for him, compared to 31 percent who said the same for Crist.

A poll by US TODAY/Suffolk too found DeSantis comfortably leads his Democratic challenger by seven percentage points, or 48 percent to 41 percent.

The Echelon Insights poll was conducted from August 21 to September 7, 2022 among 815 registered voters in Florida and has an error rate of +/- 4.3 percent. That US TODAY/Suffolk poll was conducted September 15-18, 2022 among 500 likely midterm voters and has an error rate of +/- 4.4 percent:

The two polls come weeks before the midterm elections, when Crist, backed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), is desperate to portray the successful Republican governor as a dictator.

More recently, Crist has expressed moral outrage at DeSantis sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, accusing him of being part of a “human trafficking operation”:

However, DeSantis has followed suit, pointing to the great hypocrisy of the Democratic elites who deported the migrants from the prosperous island in 48 hours. He also questioned how Democratic elites expect everyday American communities to bear the costs and burdens of welcoming migrants when the elite’s rich island claims they lack the resources to host just 50 migrants.

“They said they couldn’t accommodate. … If the wealthiest island, one of the wealthiest in America, can’t accommodate 50, then look at all these other communities and they’re just supposed to accommodate all of that more?” DeSantis asked during Tuesday’s news conference.

“They’ll say, oh, you know, sending a bus out of Texas is a stunt. The biggest stunt is Biden coming in as president and reversing Trump’s policies just so he can signal as a virtue that he is anti-Trump,” DeSantis said of Biden, who Crist is representing.

“It didn’t matter that the policy had worked. He had to be anti and that’s why he did it,” DeSantis added, stating during the press conference that Florida was ready to “make more of an impact.” Ron DeSantis Leads Charlie Crist by Double Digits

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