Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has bolted to a 7-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Nelson has a 17-point lead with women voters in the poll and a 16-point advantage among independents. Men are closely divided, with 51 percent supporting Scott and 47 percent supporting Nelson. Hispanic voters favor Nelson in the poll by 61 to 39 percent.
NBC/Marist poll: Democrats inch ahead in U.S. Senate, Governor’s races
The survey, which asked 600 likely voters between Sept. 16 and Sept. 20 about their preferred candidate, had Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson leading Gov. Rick Scott in the race for one of Florida’s U.S. Senate seats by 3 points, 48 percent to 45 percent.