Democratic Rep. Val Demings is leading Republican Sen. Marco Rubio by four percentage points in Florida, according to a new poll released on Tuesday (August 16).
Released by the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab, the poll shows Demings garnering support from 48 percent of the surveyed registered voters who said they would vote in the midterm elections.
Comparatively, the incumbent Rubio received 44 percent support, while seven percent said they’d choose someone else.
The poll was conducted between August 8-12 with a total sample size of 1,624 registered voters and an overall margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.
Along party lines, 89 percent of Republican voters supported Rubio, in addition to 36 percent of voters who either had no party affiliation or were termed “other.” For Demings, the poll found that she was supported by 94 percent of Democratic voters and 46 percent of voters with no party affiliation.
Demings is just one of many Senate Democratic challengers who amassed impressive fundraising numbers during the past quarter. Florida Politics reports that Deming’s campaign posted more than $12 million for the second quarter while Florida Republicans only raised more than $4 million.