A new Politico/AARP survey (Morning Consult; 5/29-30; 1,199 FL registered voters; 676 FL voters over 50 years of age) finds Gov. Rick Scott (R) again taking a small lead over veteran Sen. Bill Nelson (D) as the two prepare for the November general election. Overall, Gov. Scott’s edge is 40-39%, but the margin expands to nine points, 44-35%, when the pollsters segment only those 50 years of age and older.
The results differ dramatically when testing the overall electorate against the oldest voters, the latter group of course being the most likely to vote. President Trump’s approval index is 48:49% within the entire electorate, but 52:44% amongst the oldest voters. The Florida generic numbers, according to the Morning Consult data, find the Democrats holding a 40-38% lead both for Governor and Congress. But, among the oldest segment, it is the Republicans who are staked to a 42-35% generic lead for Governor and 41-36% for Congress.
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