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In Heated Florida Senate Race, Polls Show Disparate Results

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By Tuesday, 23 October 2018 07:31 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The Quinnipiac University Poll on Florida’s Senate race was big news throughout the Sunshine State. 

In showing Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson beating Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 52 to 46 percent (with a margin of error of +/-3.5 percentage points), Quinnipiac sharply contradicted a St. Pete Poll last week that had Scott slightly ahead of Nelson by 49 to 48 percent.

Quinnipiac’s figures were surprising not only because they differ so sharply from St. Pete's, but they come following Scott’s widely-praised performance overseeing relief after Hurricane Michael. St. Pete’s found that 62 percent of Floridians had a positive opinion of Scott’s handling of the disaster.

“Scott will win because the last week of the campaign will be intensive,” Larry Casey, a Palm Beach Gardens attorney and campaign manager to the late Republican congressman Clay Shaw, told Newsmax. “President Trump will probably make three or four stops on his behalf in Florida — maybe more than one in a day.” 

Casey also cited the growing attention paid to the “caravan” of Latin American immigrants headed for the border.  If illegal immigration and the caravan continue to become issues and overtake health care in terms of significance with the voters, Casey added, “Nelson is finished.” 

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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