New Florida Chamber Poll Shows Adam Putnam Besting Ron DeSantis in Republican Primary for Governor

Media Markets, All Age Groups, Men & Women Choosing Putnam


TAMPA, Fla. (June 11, 2018) – Republican primary election polling conducted at the end of a tough week of media reports, shows Adam Putnam leading Ron DeSantis 32 to 15 in the latest Florida Chamber of Commerce statewide poll. The poll, which interviewed 501 Republican likely voters by phone, was conducted June 7-9, and has a margin of error of +/- 5.3 percent.


Key findings in the poll show Adam Putnam:

  • Winning all major media markets except the Miami media market.
  • Winning among all age groups statewide:
    • 18-49 year old: 42 percent to 7 percent
    • 50-64 year old: 34 percent to 5 percent
    • 65+ year old: 27 percent to 17 percent
  • Winning among men (17 percent) and women (18 percent) who have decided on the candidate they’ll vote for.

“Voters believe Florida is on the right track and that Adam Putnam can keep Florida moving in the right direction,” said MARK WILSON, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce.


“In our fight to secure Florida’s future, the Florida Chamber’s Political Operations team is constantly checking the pulse of voter attitudes toward candidates and issues, analyzing data for trends, and researching how to help ensure the right things happen in Florida,” said MARIAN JOHNSON, Senior Vice President, Florida Chamber Political Operations.



Poll Details:

The Florida Chamber of Commerce political poll was conducted on June 7-9, 2018 by Cherry Communications during live telephone interviews of likely Republican voters, and has a margin of error of +/- 5.3 percent. The sample size included 501 Republicans and was consistently drawn from likely Republican voters meaning those voters who have the propensity for voting in Republican primary elections, rather than simply including registered voters.  Voters are again screened for likelihood of voting.




The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and the state’s largest federation of employers, chambers of commerce and associations, aggressively representing small and large businesses from every industry and every region. The Florida Chamber works within all branches of government to affect those changes set forth in the annual Florida Business Agenda, and which are seen as critical to secure Florida’s future. The Florida Chamber works closely with its Political Operations and the Florida Chamber Foundation. Visit www.FloridaChamber.com for more information.

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