Even though the new St. Pete Polls survey (8/29-30; 1,755 FL likely voters via automated response system) finds Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) in a flat 47-47% tie, the actual ballot test may not be telling the entire story. This poll questions centered around marijuana legalization, and while Gov. Scott’s disapproval rating on his handling of the specific issue was a poor 30:45% favorable to unfavorable, the Governor still tied Mr. Nelson in the Senate race.
On the other hand, and though the sample was weighted, the St. Pete respondent universe appears to slightly favor Republicans. The Republican poll figure is 38%, but the actual statewide GOP registered voter total is 35.2%. Independents were short-changed. The sampling universe contained 23% self-identified independents while the actual registered voter total is 26.8%.
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