Ron DeSantis In Runaway

PITTSBURGH, PA - AUGUST 19: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Unite and Win Rally in support of Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano at the Wyndham Hotel on August 19, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his visit to the state, DeSantis urged Republican voters to stand behind Doug Mastriano. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) holds a strong lead over Charlie Crist in the race for Florida’s governor, leading his Democratic challenger by 11 points in recent polls.
  • About 52% of registered likely voters said they planned to vote for DeSantis compared to 41% who said the same for Crist, according to a poll from Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy. The Republican incumbent leads Crist, who served as the state’s governor from 2007 to 2011, in almost every area of the state except for the traditionally Democratic southeastern portion.

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