DeSantis and Rubio lead races, new polling suggests
New polls suggest that Republicans are taking the lead in two of Florida's most highly watched races this November.
What's happening: Gov. Ron DeSantis is leading Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist 52% to 41%, with 6% of voters undecided, according to a new Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy poll.
- Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio is leading Democratic Rep. Val Demings 47% to 41% in the U.S. Senate race, per Mason-Dixon's polling. 10% of voters were undecided in the Senate race.
Zoom in: DeSantis had a 52% to 39% advantage among independent voters, while Crist had a 50% to 42% advantage among Hispanic voters.
- Rubio had a 44% to 39% edge among independents, while he and Demings split the Hispanic vote.
Details: Mason-Dixon surveyed 800 registered Florida voters from Sept. 26-28. All respondents said they are likely to vote in the Nov. 8 election.
- Both polls have a margin of error is 3.5 percentage points.
What to know: The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 11, less than a week away.
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