Rick Scott Leads Bill Nelson in New Poll
Rick Scott and Bill Nelson
A new poll shows Gov. Rick Scott with the lead over U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in what is expected to be one of the most competitive Senate races in the nation.
Axios and Survey Monkey released a host of state polls, including one looking at Florida, on Tuesday. The polls show Democrats will have a tough time taking control of the Senate come November.
Scott takes 49 percent with Nelson behind him with 46 percent.
“It’s looking nearly impossible for Democrats to take back the Senate. So the stakes are even higher for them to win the House if they’re going to have any kind of congressional check on President Trump,” noted Alexi McCammond from Axios. “ The polls shows three Democratic senators are poised to lose their seats to Republicans — Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, Bill Nelson in Florida and Joe Donnelly in Indiana….Democrats would pick up seats in Arizona and Nevada, while Republicans keep their seat in Tennessee.”
Democrats do have a slight edge in enthusiasm in Florida with 53 percent of registered Democrats and those leaning to that party saying they are enthusiastic about voting in November. That compared