Escambia Voters Follow Statewide Choices – Except For A Few Races

August 30, 2018

Escambia County voters generally followed the rest of the state in their choices Tuesday, but there were a few differences including strong support for a hometown resident.

In the Republican race for Governor, Escambia County voters were remarkably close in mirroring the statewide vote. Ron DeSantis received 56 percent of the vote in Escambia County and 56.5 percent across the state.

Democratic Escambia County voters were more firm in their choice of Andrew Gillum for governor at 47.5 percent, while he received 34.3 percent of the Florida total.

In the Republican race for Attorney General, Pensacola resident Frank White had 63 percent of the vote in Escambia County. But his 43 percent across the state saw him lose to Ashley Moody with 57 percent.

Baxter Troutman was the choice of Escambia County Republicans at 35 percent compared to Matt Caldwell’s 34.5 percent, but Caldwell took the state with 35 percent and Troutman (26 percent) actually came in third behind Denise Grimsley (27 percent).

Here is a comparison of how Escambia County voters cast their ballots versus the statewide totals:


One Response to “Escambia Voters Follow Statewide Choices – Except For A Few Races”

  1. Kate on August 30th, 2018 8:35 am

    Pretty obvious, some voters are fed what and who to vote for while other more independent folks vote on individual choices.

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