It’s been several months since we’ve seen any polling for the proposed 2018 US Senate race between three-term incumbent Bill Nelson (D) and term-limited Gov. Rick Scott (R). Florida Atlantic University publicized their new statewide poll (released 8/29; 800 FL registered voters via online and automated response device) and finds the two major political figures in a virtual dead heat. The actual results project Sen. Nelson ahead by only two points, 42-40%, but with both potential candidates well below 50%. Sen. Nelson has said repeatedly that he will seek re-election. Gov. Scott says he won’t fully decide until much later in the cycle but it appears to be a foregone conclusion that he will run.
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