STATEMENT: New Poll Shows Gillum Jumping into First on Story, Message

STATEMENT: New Poll Shows Gillum Jumping into First on Story, Message

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.The Andrew Gillum for Governor Campaign released the following statement today from Geoff Burgan, Communications Director:

“This latest poll shows that with a little more than 100 days until primary day, Mayor Gillum is prepared to jump into the lead. As we continue educating voters about his background as the son of a bus driver and construction worker, and his bold, progressive agenda to invest more than $1 billion in our public schools and students, give teachers and support staff the raise they deserve, and make quality health care a constitutional right for all Floridians, Mayor Gillum is poised to win this wide-open primary.”

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Earlier this month the Gillum campaign began our paid communications with a targeted six-figure digital ad buy introducing Andrew Gillum to many voters for the first time.

Change Research conducted this survey of 1,107 likely Democratic primary voters in Florida who were solicited online, between May 8-11. The margin of error is +/- 2.95%. Change Research applied proprietary Bias Correct approach to solicitations in order to yield a representative sample. Post-stratification done on age, ethnicity, gender, and 2016 presidential vote to match the electorate. The demographic breakdown of the survey was 55% White/Caucasian, 30% Black/African-American, 11% Hispanic, 4% Other. Below is a partial list of questions from the poll. Respondents were provided a picture and information about all the candidates.

Initial: If the Democratic primary for Florida Governor were held today, who would you vote for?
Andrew Gillum — 13
Gwen Graham — 13
Chris King — 3
Philip Levine — 20
Unsure — 52

Informed Ballot: If the Democratic primary for Florida Governor were held today, who would you vote for?
Gwen Graham — 23
Philip Levine — 20
Andrew Gillum — 35
Chris King — 10
Unsure — 13

How do you feel about the following public officials?
Andrew Gillum
Very favorable — 14
Somewhat favorable — 18
Somewhat unfavorable — 9
Very unfavorable — 4
Never heard of them – 55

Gwen Graham
Very favorable — 14
Somewhat favorable — 22
Somewhat unfavorable — 8
Very unfavorable — 3
Never heard of them — 53

Chris King
Very favorable — 5
Somewhat favorable — 16
Somewhat unfavorable — 10
Very unfavorable — 4
Never heard of them — 65

Philip Levine
Very favorable — 16
Somewhat favorable — 28
Somewhat unfavorable — 10
Very unfavorable — 5
Never heard of them — 41

How would you say things are going in Florida? Are they going in the direction, or are they off on the wrong track?
Right direction — 13
Wrong track — 62
Can’t say — 25

On a scale of 1-10, how do you feel about President Donald Trump? 1 means you strongly oppose him and 10 means you strongly support him.
1 — 84
2 — 4
3 — 2
4 — 1
5 — 1
6 — 0
7 — 0
8 — 1
9 — 1
10 — 4