Poll: Rubio leads Demings by 6 percentage points

Sen. Marco Rubio continues to hold a slight lead over Rep. Val Demings, according to a Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy poll released on Tuesday.

WASHINGTON – Sen. Marco Rubio continues to hold a lead over Rep. Val Demings, according to a Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy poll released on Tuesday.

With 47%, Rubio is ahead six points over Demings at 41%, according to the poll done in September before Hurricane Ian hit western Florida.

As far as women, Demings was ahead three points with 44% over Rubio at 41%, according to the poll of about 800 potential Florida voters.

Rubio leads Demings with seniors by 15 points and with independents by five points. They were both at 45% with Hispanic voters.

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