Two more polls were released this week pairing Sen. Bill Nelson (D) with Gov. Rick Scott (R). The polling interest here is more than pure speculation. Sen. Nelson has said repeatedly that he is running for re-election, and Gov. Scott is openly contemplating challenging him. The polling results, both in terms of consistency and margin spread, should encourage Gov. Scott. The surveys released this week, from Cherry Communications for the Florida Chamber of Commerce (3/6-14; 600 FL registered voters) and St. Leo University (3/3-11; 507 adults selected by random formula) again find five and six point spreads between the two potential opponents, and both show Sen. Nelson below 50% support. Two previous polls revealed the same pattern. The Chamber poll finds Nelson’s lead to be 48-42%, with St. Leo posting a 39-34% split.
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