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POLL: Majority of Florida voters approve of DeSantis’ work as governor, would win re-election

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks the media at a coronavirus vaccination site at Lakewood Ranch...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks the media at a coronavirus vaccination site at Lakewood Ranch Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)(Chris O'Meara | AP)
Published: Mar. 2, 2021 at 12:19 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) -A Mason-Dixon poll finds that a majority of registered Florida voters support Ron DeSantis’ performance as governor.

The poll that was released on Tuesday shows 52% of the respondents approve of how DeSantis has done his job, with only 42% of the respondents disapproving.

According to the poll, DeSantis’ job approval raised eight points in the last seven months.

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Although no one has made any run official, this poll shows DeSantis holding a lead on both Nikki Fried, the Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and Rep. Charlie Crist, if either of them should run against DeSantis.

DeSantis leads Fried by 51% to 42% and while he holds a 52% to 41% advantage over Crist, with the current governor winning support from independent voters.

Mason-Dixon polled 625 registered Florida voters from Feb. 24 through Feb. 28 through telephone interviews.

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