Candidate Pushing For $50,000 Minimum Teacher Salary Has Double Digit Lead In The Polls

Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Florida, made headlines recently with his proposal to pay teachers at least $50,000 a year.

The latest poll shows that he might very well get that chance to push for this groundbreaking legislation as governor.

CNN reports:

“As the final two weeks of campaigning begin, Democrats hold an edge in both the gubernatorial and Senate contests in the key state of Florida, according to a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum holds a wide 12-point edge over his Republican opponent Rep. Ron DeSantis in the race for governor, while the Senate contest is a closer matchup with incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson at 50% to Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s 45%.

Gillum’s 54% to 42% lead rests on advantages among women (60% back him vs. 34% who say they favor DeSantis), non-white voters (74% back Gillum, 23% DeSantis), younger voters (60% for Gillum, 33% for DeSantis) and political independents (51% back Gillum, 42% DeSantis). Gillum has also consolidated Democratic support (97% favor him) in a way that DeSantis has not matched on the Republican side (88% back him).”
For more on the poll, visit CNN here.

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