Last Call for 9.25.18 — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics
Last Call — A prime-time read of what’s going down in Florida politics.
A new poll from Quinnipiac University gives Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson a seven-point lead, the biggest cushion any poll has shown in the U.S. Senate battle with Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
The poll shows Nelson being lifted by independent voters, and by women, who are increasingly breaking toward the incumbent Democrat.
Quinnipiac found Nelson ahead 53 percent to 46 percent overall, one of the few major poll results this year showing a lead outside a margin of error.
In the Quinnipiac poll, conducted Thursday through Monday of 888 Florida likely voters, Nelson had a 56-40 lead among independent voters, and a 58-41 lead among women.
The previous Quinnipiac poll in the race, taken three weeks ago, had the two in a dead heat overall, 49 to 49.
Scott and Nelson each previously peaked with six-point leads in other polls, but neither could sustain it.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Future of Florida Forum will kick off in Orlando tomorrow morning, bringing together the state’s business leaders and many of Florida’s top elected