MIAMI – As the November election nears, new polls show the race is almost tie between Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Val Demings, former Orlando Police Department chief.
According to the Rubio leads the race against Demings by just two percentage points Civiqs survey released on Thursday, down just three points, accordingly The USA Today/Suffolk University poll published on Wednesday.
According to that Civiqs survey49% of voters said they would vote for Rubio in an election today, compared to 47% who said they would vote for Demings. Corresponding The USA Today/Suffolk University poll45% would vote for Rubio and 41% for Demings.
Attorney Marlon Hill, a partner of Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP, is a former Miami-Dade County Commission nominee and a member of the South Dade Democratic Black Caucus-Ron Brown Chapter. He remains optimistic about Demings.
“As an incumbent, I think he should be concerned because this is going to be one of the most competitive races on the ballot,” said Hill, a Jamaican-American.
Abortion could be a crucial issue. Demings said she advocates abortion before fetus viability, which is defined at about 24 weeks gestation. Rubio co-sponsored a bill banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy except for rape and incest.
Corresponding The USA Today/Suffolk University pollFor women, Demings was about seven percentage points ahead of Rubio.
Giancarlo Sopo, the founder of Visto Media, a strategic communications consultancy, and co-founder of the CubaOne Foundation, was a Hispanic communications strategist for former President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.
“I think undoubtedly the Dobbs decision gave Democrats a little boost in states like Pennsylvania, but Florida is very different… The people of Florida clearly prefer Marco Rubio. I think he was a very effective senator,” said Sopo, who is Cuban-American.
Rubio’s campaign released a statement requiring voters to remember 100% of Demings’ polls with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Demings’ campaign released a statement that defined the close race simply as between “a cop on the beat” and “a career politician.”
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