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Toplines - Election 2018: Florida Governor - September 10-11, 2018

Florida Governor: Gillum (D) 48%, DeSantis (R) 42%
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Florida Survey of 800 Likely Voters

Conducted September 10-11, 2018
By Rasmussen Reports

 

1* If the election for governor of Florida was held today, would you vote for Republican Ron DeSantis or Democrat Andrew Gillum?

 

42% DeSantis
48% Gillum
  2% Some other candidate
  8% Not sure

 

2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Ron DeSantis?

 

28% Very favorable
17% Somewhat favorable
10% Somewhat unfavorable
32% Very unfavorable

  7% Never heard of him
  6% Not sure

 

3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Andrew Gillum?

 

28% Very favorable
22% Somewhat favorable
10% Somewhat unfavorable
26% Very unfavorable

  8% Never heard of him
  6% Not sure

 

4* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

33% Excellent
30% Good
27% Fair
  8% Poor
  2% Not sure

 

5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

26% Excellent
37% Good
23% Fair
11% Poor
  3% Not sure

 

6* What is the most important issue to your vote this fall – the economy, taxes and government spending, school safety, education, illegal immigration, the environment, social issues, government ethics and corruption or something else?

 

23% Economy
13% Taxes and government spending
  6% School safety
  6% Education
13% Illegal immigration
  8% The environment
  8% Social issues
15% Government ethics and corruption
  5% Something else
  2% Not sure

 

7* Which is more to blame for the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February – the failure of government agencies to respond to numerous warning signs from the prospective killer or the lack of adequate gun control?

 

53% The failure of government agencies to respond to numerous warning signs from the prospective killer
39% The lack of adequate gun control
  7% Not sure

 

8* Sometimes, unexpected things come up that prevent people from voting on Election Day.  Are you certain that you will vote in this year’s elections, or is it possible that something could come up that would prevent you from voting?

 

90% Certain
10% Something could prevent you from voting

 

9* How would you rate the job Donald Trump has been doing as president… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

           

40% Strongly approve

10% Somewhat approve
  7% Somewhat disapprove
43% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

 

10* How would you rate the job Rick Scott has been doing as governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

           

30% Strongly approve

18% Somewhat approve
15% Somewhat disapprove
32% Strongly disapprove
  4% Not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence