Quinnipiac Poll Shows Nelson and Scott in Dead Heat in Race For Florida U.S. Senate Seat

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A new poll shows the race between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Gov. Rick Scott deadlocked with few undecided voters. Quinnipiac University released a poll of likely voters on Wednesday which shows both candidates taking 49 percent.

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS – A new poll shows the race between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Gov. Rick Scott deadlocked with few undecided voters.

Quinnipiac University released a poll of likely voters on Wednesday which shows both candidates taking 49 percent. While the election is still two months away, the overwhelming majority of voters behind Scott and Nelson–92 percent of them–say their minds are made up.

“The Florida Senate race, one of the most important this election year, is a dead heat,” said Peter Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

“Sen. Bill Nelson, the Democratic incumbent, faces the most difficult challenge of his long political career. He is locked in a 49 – 49 percent contest with Republican Rick Scott, Florida’s governor.”

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Both candidates have nailed down their base with 89 percent of Democrats for Nelson and 92 percent of Republicans for Scott. Nelson leads with independents, taking 56 percent of them while Scott takes 43 percent of them.

Scott leads with men 53 percent to 45 percent while Nelson is ahead with women by the same margin.

White voters support Scott 55 percent to 44 percent while Nelson takes 90 percent of blacks. Hispanics break Scott’s way 59 percent to 39 percent.

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