Florida Polls Show Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson Ahead

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November 2 (UPI) - Former President Barack Obama called the Trump administration's rhetoric about immigration a "political stunt" Friday while stumping for Democratic candidates in Florida.

"Democrats Sen. Bill Nelson and Mayor Andrew Gillum have identical seven-point leads entering the final hours before Election Day in the races to be the next governor and USA senator from Florida", said Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "We have a president who violated federal and state housing laws, who has bankrupted many times, who has been sued, who doesn't pay his creditors".

The two are opposites on issues, background, campaign style and message in a politically divisive year. The musician's show at the Meyer Amphitheatre took place just three miles from Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort.

"I'm the only one that tells you the facts", Trump said, after telling falsehoods about GOP efforts to take apart Obamacare and, with it, protection for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

During the last several months, red tide algae have killed millions of fish off the southern Florida coasts, which happens naturally but worsens from pollution.

According to an NBC News Marist survey, 46-percent of respondents support DeSantis, while 50-percent favor his Democrat challenger Andrew Gillum.

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DeSantis spent part of his Sunday a few exits north on I-95 in Boca Raton, campaigning alongside special guest former New York Mayor (and Trump lawyer) Rudy Giuliani.

Trump said that Obama's assertion that "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" under the Affordable Care Act proved false. Later on, though, at a rally for Senate candidate Mike Braun in IN, the President struck a nastier note. "But if we don't vote, there could be".

Like he has during the closing weeks of the campaign, Trump also sought to use the divisions exposed and escalated by the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to motivate Republican rallygoers in Belgrade, baselessly suggesting all of Kavanaugh's accusers were changing their stories. At a rally with singer Jimmy Buffet on Saturday, Gillum called on those listening to "reject the politics of Trump-ism where we're being convinced we've got to step on our neighbor's shoulder and on their backs ... in order for us to get ahead".

Gillum also has the edge among Hispanic voters - 57 percent to DeSantis' 29 percent.

The Gillum campaign, meanwhile, cut ties with a Democratic Party vendor and a campaign volunteer caught on video calling Florida a "cracker" state and saying the campaign was taking advantage of "white guilt". Trump carried the county with 71 percent of the vote in 2016. Gillum said after being greeted with thunderous applause from an overflow Okaloosa crowd. When DeSantis wrapped up his speech at Wednesday's Trump rally, he turned to the president and shook his hand. Let me see it again.

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