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Val Demings quickly closes in on Marco Rubio in the polls and the heat is officially on

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The race for U.S. Senate in Florida is a dead heat.A new poll finds pro-LGBTQ Democrat Val Demings is just 2 points behind anti-LGBTQ incumbant Marco Rubio, with a 4.5% margin of error.The Civiqs poll, released yesterday, found 49% of likely Florida voters expressed support for Rubio, compared to 47% who support Demings.When it comes to favorably, 41% of likely voters said they viewed Rubio in a favorable light, compared to 51% who viewed him unfavorably.

Meanwhile, 40% of voters said they viewed Demings in a favorable light, compared to 47% who expressed an unfavorable opinion, and 13% who were unsure.Related: Val Demings continues to kick major ass in Florida and Marco Rubio is no doubt running scaredIn other words, this race is tight, which nobody was expecting when Demings first announced her candidacy in June 2021.

Rubio has held the seat since 2011 and Republicans have held the seat since 2005 under three different senators.Slightly concerned for Demings, however, is that 55% of independents polled said they favored Rubio, while only 37% indicated they’d cast their ballots for her.

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