Majority of Florida's Hispanic Voters Back Gillum, Nelson: Poll

South Florida Hispanic voters give slight edge to Rick Scott

A majority of Hispanic voters in Florida would vote for Andrew Gillum as governor and Bill Nelson as senator, according to a new poll released less than a week before Election Day.

The Mason-Dixon poll conducted for Telemundo Florida Stations and released on Wednesday shows the Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gillum holds a 51 to 40 percent lead over Republican nominee Ron DeSantis among Hispanic voters in the state. Two percent said they would vote for "others" and 7 percent were undecided.

In the senate race, the Democratic nominee Nelson holds a 54-39 percent lead over Republican challenger Rick Scott, with 7 percent undecided.

The poll interviewed 625 registered Hispanic voters in the state by telephone from Oct. 25 to Oct. 30 who are likely to vote on Nov. 6. The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points.

The numbers are more narrow in South Florida, where Gillum holds a 47-46 percent lead with 5 percent undecided and 2 percent saying they would vote for "others." Scott has a slim 47-46 percent lead over Nelson among Hispanic voters in South Florida, with 7 percent undecided.

The poll also asked about key topics including the economy, the state of the country, health care, the DACA program, and the Trump administration’s handling of U.S. immigration policy.

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