FLORIDA: Andrew Gillum +12 In New CNN Poll

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports:

Andrew Gillum is way ahead and Bill Nelson is leading in the latest big-name poll of Florida voters. But the CNN poll doesn’t mean Democrats should celebrate or Republicans despair. The numbers may not be as good as advertised for Democrats Gillum and Nelson or as bad for Republicans Ron DeSantis or Rick Scott.

In the governor’s race, the CNN poll conducted Tuesday through Saturday shows Gillum with support from 54 percent of likely voters to 42 percent for DeSantis. That’s a 12 percentage point advantage for Gillum. In the U.S. Senate race, CNN has Nelson leading Scott among likely voters, 50 percent to 45 percent. That’s a Nelson lead of 5 points.

But there’s also this today:

Gillum leads DeSantis by razor-thin margin in Florida governor race Democrat Andrew Gillum leads Republican Ron DeSantis by one point in the Florida gubernatorial race, a statistically insignificant advantage, according to a new poll from St. Pete Polls.

Gillum was favored by 47.4 percent of likely voters, while DeSantis was favored by 46.4 percent, according to the poll, well within the margin of error of 2.5 percent. A poll last week from St. Pete Polls showed Gillum leading by 1.1 points, in a race that has been rated a “toss-up” by Cook Political Report, a non-partisan prognosticator.