A survey conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research revealed that Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis had a lead of four percentage points against Democrat Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL), with 47 percent to 43 percent of the vote. Despite this, ten percent of voters had not made up their minds about the race. In addition, Crist leads among independents who have made up their minds, 36 percent to 31 percent, but roughly one-third of independents are still on the fence.
In addition, Rubio has a three-point edge over his opponent, Democratic Representative Val Demings of Florida, with 47 percent to Demings's 44 percent. However, throughout the course of the past year, his lead in this particular poll has significantly shrunk, since he had a margin of 11 points over Demings in a hypothetical battle in the previous year. In addition, independent voters are more likely to support Demings than Rubio, giving her a lead of 41 percent in this group versus the senator's 32 percent.
According to polling conducted by AARP, both DeSantis and Rubio are currently in the lead over their respective challengers. For example, DeSantis has a lead over Crist of 50 percent to 47 percent in the polls. On the other hand, in contrast to the last survey, this one reveals that DeSantis has a lead of four points among independent voters. Additionally, DeSantis has a positive rating of 51-47, whereas Crist's rating is below water. The former governor of Florida has a reputation that is held in good esteem by 43 percent of respondents, while 48 percent hold an unfavorable opinion of him.
The AARP poll shows that Marco Rubio is currently ahead of Tammy Baldwin Demings by only two percentage points, with 49 percent to the Democrats' 47 percent. According to the results of this study, Marco Rubio also has a lead of three points among independent voters.
The study was conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research from August 29 to September 3, 2022, and it included responses from 500 likely voters. The margin of error for the survey is +/- 4.3 percent. The AARP poll was conducted from August 24-31, 2022, among a statewide representative sample of 500 likely voters in Florida. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percent and was conducted in Florida.
The surveys are being conducted at a time when each particular race is heating up. DeSantis has sought to differentiate himself from Crist, who is a supporter of Biden and who recently lauded the President for having the "courage" to criticize MAGA Republicans. Crist is a supporter of Biden.
In the meantime, Rubio has continued to highlight how extreme his opponent is on the topic of abortion, while Demings has continued to refuse to declare explicitly whether or not she feels that abortion should be illegal. Rubio has emphasized how radical his opponent is on this issue.
Rubio stated in a recent interview that she feels it "should be paid by taxpayers at any time, at any time, including perhaps today that the child is going to be delivered." She is of the opinion that it "should be paid by taxpayers at any time, at any time."