By Lydia Nusbaum
June 20, 2022 Updated 9:14 A.M. ET
SAINT PETERSBURG (FLV) – A new poll shows Charlie Crist with a solid lead against Nikki Fried as both candidates grapple for the Democratic nomination for Florida Governor.
Crist commands a 25.5-point lead over Fried with 49.3% of the vote. This compares to 23.8% of voters surveyed who said they would put their support behind Fried.
The new poll is in stark contrast to Nikki Fried’s recent internal poll showing the race tightening between the two Democrats.
The Global Strategy Group surveyed 600 likely Democratic primary voters which showed Fried with 34% of the vote and 38% supporting Crist. According to the Fried campaign, the polling showed Fried with a 17-point lead over Crist.
REPORT: Poll Shows Tightening Race Between Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist in Democrat Nomination for Governor
The RealClearPolitics average shows Crist with a 19-point lead over Fried. That poll was conducted when Annette Taddeo was in the race. Taddeo dropped out of the gubernatorial race June 6th.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current agriculture commissioner Nikki Fried raised about $300,000 for the month of May. Fried has $3.9 million on hand.
Democrat candidate and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist raised about $1 million for the month of May. Crist has $6.3 million of on-hand cash in his political war chest.
Gov. Ron DeSantis raised $10.2 million in May for his reelection campaign and continues to significantly outpace his Democratic opponents in the race for Florida’s top seat. He has a total of $112 million on-hand cash in his war chest.
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