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New Poll: DeSantis Crushes Crist by 11 Points

A new Mason-Dixon poll cements Governor DeSantis’ lead and is devastating news for the Charlie Crist campaign.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — Incumbent Florida Governor Ron DeSantis leads over gubernatorial challenger Charlie Crist by 11 points, a new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy shows.

Governor DeSantis has statewide support of 52 percent of voters, compared to Crist’s 41 percent. Six percent of voters still remain undecided.

DeSantis has solid support among men (60 percent) and Republicans (92 percent). What’s even more interesting is that the incumbent governor has a 52 to 39 percent advantage over Charlie Crist among unaffiliated voters.

But that’s not the whole story. Republicans running for the Sunshine State’s three statewide offices – attorney general, chief financial officer and agriculture commissioner – also hold double-digit leads over their Democratic opponents.

For attorney general, incumbent Ashley Moody leads challenger Aramis Ayala by 50 to 37 percent. For chief financial officer, currently serving Jimmy Patronis leads Adam Holloway by 47 to 37 percent. And when it comes to the agriculture commissioner race – the seat vacated by Nikki Fried – Wilton Simpson, a Republican, leads Democrat Naomi Blemur by 47 to 34 percent.

The poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida from September 26 through September 28, 2022. A total of 800 registered Florida voters were interviewed live by telephone statewide. All stated they were likely to vote in the November general election. The margin of error is ± 3.5 percentage points.