The race for U.S. Senate in Florida between incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is a dead heat at 49 percent each among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday.
Among Florida likely voters who have named a Senate candidate, 92 percent say their mind is made up.
Other results from the survey indicate:
- Men back Scott 53 percent to 45 percent, while women support Nelson 53 percent to 45 percent.
- Whites support Scott 55 percent to 44 percent, while blacks back Nelson 90 percent to 5 percent. Scott leads among Hispanics 59 percent to 39 percent.
- Among Democrats, Nelson leads 89 percent to 8 percent, and among Independents 56 percent to 43 percent, while Scott is ahead 92 percent to 7 percent among Republicans.
- Voters approve 49 percent to 43 percent of the job Sen. Nelson is doing and approve 51 percent to 46 percent of the job Gov. Scott is doing.
- Forty-six percent said President Donald Trump is not an important factor in their choice of a senator, while 26 percent say their Senate vote is mainly to support the president and 25 percent says their vote is mainly in opposition to Trump.
The poll was conducted from Aug. 30-Sept. 3. Quinnipiac University surveyed 785 Florida likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percentage points.
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