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DeSantis vs. Gillum Latest Polls: Gillum Has Slight Lead, Trump Says Gillum Would ‘Destroy Florida’

Donald Trump spent Saturday night in Florida hoping to convince voters to avoid “a total nightmare” by electing Democrats to key offices on Tuesday. Trying to give Republican Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis enough momentum to overcome Democrat Andrew Gillum, President Trump said at a rally in Tallahassee that Gillum would “destroy Florida.”

In the latest polls, Gillum holds a slight advantage over DeSantis, In the St. Pete poll, concluded November 2, Gillum had 48 percent to DeSantis’ 46 percent – a two-point advantage. Similar results were obtained on October 30 by the Trafalgar Group. Most polls conducted in the past week have shown a slight advantage for Gillum but some are as little as a one point difference, leading Real Clear Politics which tracks polls to list the race as a toss-up.

"You have only one choice, Ron DeSantis for governor," Trump told thousands of cheering supporters at a rally at Pensacola International Airport, with Air Force One park right outside of the hangar, according to the AP.

"If you want to pay high taxes, you ought to vote for the mayor of Tallahassee," Trump said. "You will destroy the state that I love."

Trump noted, according to the AP, that he also calls Florida home; his Mar-a-Lago estate is located in Palm Beach and he spends most weekends there in the winter.

He also said of the Democrat: "Andrew Gillum is not equipped to be your governor. It's not for him."

Trump made midterm campaign rally stops in Montana and Florida on Saturday. Stopping at the Bozeman, Montana airport before visiting Florida, the President did his best to give Montana Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale enough push before the midterm elections on Tuesday to unseat Democrat incumbent Jon Tester. But within a few days of the Tuesday, November 6 midterm elections, Montana’s incumbent Democrat is still leading Rosendale, according to the latest polls.

A poll concluded November 1 by Harris Interactive shows Tester leads Rosendale by a margin of 49 percent to 42 percent – plus 7 points. Similarly, a poll concluded on October 26 by Gravis Marketing showed Tester with a plus 3 points lead over Rosendale (48 percent to 45 percent). The most recent University of Montana poll concluded on October 18, showed Tester with a plus 10 point lead over Rosendale (49 percent to 39 percent).

President Trump hasn’t given up on the Montana Senate race, however. He played up his long-simmering feud with Tester during his Montana stop today. The President said Tester "tried to destroy" his first choice to head his administration's Department of Veterans Affairs.

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