For most of the election cycle, Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) have been locked in a very tight campaign battle. About ten days ago, however, the incumbent began to open a discernible lead over the Governor, largely a response to an offensive against Mr. Scott over the red algae issue that particularly plagues the Florida Gulf Coast.
A new Florida Southern College poll (10/1-5; 499 FL registered voters; 476 likely to vote in the 2018 election) finds Gov. Scott rebounding to again take a small 46-44% lead. Florida Southern Governor’s race result verifies the poll’s reliability factor. According to the ballot test, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D) is leading resigned Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Palm Coast/Daytona Beach) 47-44%, the exact margin that most other polls are finding within the statewide vote.
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