As of Sunday morning, nearly 1.75 million voters have cast both absentee and in-person early ballots in Florida.
Although Republicans continue to lead Democrats the gap is shrinking, albeit slowly, reports Marc Caputo of the Miami Herald.
The GOP advantage over Democrats stands at 147,162, or 8.4 points.
On Saturday, it just a touch larger, at 147,186, or about 9.2 points.
Democrats have been touting the slight momentum, pointing to a Republican margin that is smaller than it was in 2010, which was the last gubernatorial election.
Republicans point out that Democrats are nowhere near the 2012 figures, and a “lead is a lead.” With the first full weekend of open polls for early voting statewide, they add, Democrats are still behind in getting people to the polls.
Today is the challenge, Caputo says, as African-American churches hold “Souls to the Polls” rallies. After that, is next Sunday, two days before Election Day.