(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Democrats are hoping to defeat Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the November gubernatorial race this year, according to Newsweek. They will choose their candidate in the August primary to run against him.
Seeking the Democratic Party nomination are Congressman Charlie Crist, who was the state’s governor from 2007 to 2011, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, consultant Cadance Daniel, and teacher and minister Robert Lee Willis.
The former governor is leading the pack. He identified as a Republican when he was elected governor but switched to an Independent before becoming a Democrat in 2012. The congressman has 49% support among likely Democratic voters in the state, leading Nikki Fried by 25 points.
As Crist is pulling through to look like the Democratic favorite, one survey polling a little over 700 voters actually shows him leading DeSantis in the general election, setting him at 50.6% to DeSantis’s 49.4%. Another May survey by The Phillips Academy showed both candidates neck and neck with a big portion of Floridians undecided. There, DeSantis pulled forward slightly by less than a point, well within the margin of error of 4%.
Signifying how great the outcome can change between now and November, nearly 30% of voters surveyed were undecided between Crist and DeSantis.
Another survey prior to that one shows a vastly different result with DeSantis pulling ahead by double digits. The incumbent governor stood at just over 49% with Crist trailing behind at 32.8%. The survey also showed that 59% of Floridians approve of the job DeSantis is doing.
The tight-knit races are not new to DeSantis who won his 2018 bid by 49.6% to his opponent’s 49.2%, just a margin of less than 33,000 votes. Registered Republican voters currently outnumber Democrats by 220,000 people.
Earlier this week, in an interview with Wall Street Journal, Donald Trump said that he will vote for DeSantis for governor in November, also saying that if he did not endorse DeSantis the first time, he would never have won.