Fox News poll shows Putnam with a large lead over DeSantis, but a lot of Republicans remain undecided

by | Jun 21, 2018

A poll conducted by Fox News gives Adam Putnam a 15-point advantage over his opponent, Ron DeSantis, in the race for the Republican nomination for governor.

Putnam received the support of 32 percent of the Republicans surveyed, while DeSantis received 17 percent. Over half of those surveyed said they were undecided (39%) or preferred another candidate or none of those in the race (12%).

The poll, which was released Thursday, also shows that 46 percent of those surveyed who currently support a candidate say they could still change their minds.

Putnam’s 15-point advantage holds firm when the field of voters surveyed was narrowed to those who say they will definitely vote in the August 28 primary.

The survey also addressed issues of importance to GOP voters.  One of every five voters (22%) said immigration was a key issue facing Florida, 16 percent said health care, 15 percent the economy, 12 percent guns, 10 percent the opioid crisis, 7 percent taxes, 5 percent environmental issues, and 4 percent abortion.

Putnam and DeSantis will face-off against each other on Thursday, June 28, in a primary debate hosted by Fox News at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando.

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