Some good news today out of Florida courtesy of NBC/Marist’s latest poll:
Democrats are ahead in the competitive Senate and gubernatorial races in Florida, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll of this key battleground state, although their leads are within the margin of error.
In Florida's Senate contest — which could help decide which party controls the U.S. Senate after November — incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., gets support from 48 percent of likely voters, while Republican Rick Scott, the state's current governor, gets 45 percent. Six percent say they're undecided.
Among the larger pool of registered voters, Nelson leads by five points, 48 percent to 43 percent, which is essentially unchanged from the Democrat’s four-point edge in June's NBC/Marist poll.And in the Sunshine State's gubernatorial race — arguably the nation’s top contest for governor — Democrat Andrew Gillum is ahead of Republican Ron DeSantis by 5 points, 48 percent to 43 percent.Among registered voters, Gillum’s advantage expands to 8 points, 49 percent to 41 percent.
Of course, that’s not the only good news today for Florida Democrats. Here’s the other poll from earlier today courtesy of Quinnipiac University:
In the Florida U.S. Senate race, which could be critical to control of the Senate this year, Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson moves into a 53 – 46 percent likely voter lead over Gov. Rick Scott, the Republican challenger, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.
This compares to a 49 – 49 percent dead heat in a September 5 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll.
Today, women back Sen. Nelson 58 – 41 percent as men are divided, with 51 percent for Gov. Scott and 47 percent for the incumbent.
White voters back Scott 53 – 45 percent. Supporting Nelson are black voters 90 – 10 percent and Hispanic voters 61 – 39 percent.
Republicans back Scott 89 – 10 percent. Nelson leads 94 – 5 percent among Democrats and 56 – 40 percent among independent voters.
Among Florida likely voters who name a candidate choice, 94 percent say their mind is made up.
Nelson gets a 53 – 41 percent favorability rating, while Scott gets a negative 46 – 51 percent favorability rating.
Florida likely voters give President Donald Trump a negative 44 – 54 percent job approval rating.
Let’s keep up the momentum and have the Blue Wave hit Florida hard. Click below to donate and get involved with Nelson, Gillum and their fellow Florida Democrats campaigns: