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Poll: Floridians wants Ben Carson to join Senate race

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Five Republicans are in the United States Senate race. Yet if you believe a statewide poll released Monday, a lot of voters want Ben Carson to jump in.

56 percent would “definitely vote for Carson,” with another 29 percent saying it’s “too soon to say.”

Carson was over 50 percent in all regions but Northwest on “definitely,” which was at 42 percent, and 48 percent in that region opted for “too soon to say.”

The poll run without Carson had David Jolly in the lead with 18 percent, and Ron DeSantis at 11 percent in second place. Other candidates were in single digits: Carlos Lopez-Cantera at 9 percent, Todd Wilcox at 7 percent, and Carlos Beruff at 1 percent.

724 “likely August GOP Primary voters” were contacted via home phones or smart devices. Margin of error was 3.1 percent in this Survey USA poll.

The Democratic poll was interesting as well, with Patrick Murphy at 27 percent, Alan Grayson at 16 percent, and Pam Keith at 11 percent. 592 likely Democratic Primary voters participated, and MOE was 4 percent.

A.G. Gancarski has written a weekly column for Jacksonville’s Folio Weekly since 2003. His writings on politics, culture, and sport have appeared in the Washington Times, the Daily Caller, and the American Conservative. His radio and TV appearances include frequent contributions to WJCT-FM (Jacksonville’s Public Radio station); additionally, he has been a guest on Huff Post Live and the Savage Nation radio show. Gancarski can be reached at

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