Bill Nelson Pulls Ahead Of Rick Scott In Senate Election Poll

posted by Jessi Minneci - 

Florida's Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has taken the lead in the Senate election ahead of Republican Gov. Rick Scott.

That's according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday.

The poll shows that Nelson has 53 percent of support among likely Florida voters compared to Scott's 46 percent of support.

Nelson has 58 percent of support from women, compared to Scott's 41 percent, while 51 percent of men support Scott as opposed to Nelson's 47 percent, according to the poll.

Scott has 53 percent of support from white voters, compared to Nelson's 45 percent. Nelson has the support of 90 percent of black voters, while Scott has 10 percent of their support.

Among those polled, 94 percent who named a candidate said their mind is made up.

The poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points, surveyed 888 Florida likely voters from Thursday to Monday.

Quinnipiac University's previouses poll on the race released early September showed Nelson and Scott were locked at 49 percent of support among likely voters.

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