Sunshine State Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine (D), the Mayor of Miami Beach, has put some separation between he and the rest of the primary gubernatorial campaign according to a new Public Policy Polling survey (5/21-22; 583 FL likely Democratic primary voters). The data projects Mayor Levine to be holding a 30-20-12-6% advantage over former US Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Tallahassee), Mayor Andrew Gillum (D-Tallahassee), and businessman Chris King, respectively. This is the largest recorded lead for any of the candidates since the field formed earlier in the year and polling began.
The Florida primary is August 28th. Gov. Rick Scott (R) is ineligible to seek a third term. The Republican primary appears to be breaking into a one-on-one race between Agriculture Commissioner and former Congressman Adam Putnam and US Rep. Ron DeSantis (R- Palm Coast/Daytona Beach).
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