Rick Scott Takes Rare Lead in Last-Minute Fla. Senate Poll
A new poll released late yesterday from St. Pete’s Polls shows current Florida Governor, Republican Rick Scott, has taken a small lead over Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson.
The poll gives Scott a lead of 49.1 percent to 47.5 percent, within the margin of error, with 3.4 percent undecided. The same group of likely voters surveyed by St. Pete Polls preferred Democrat Andrew Gillum to Republican Ron DeSantis in the state’s gubernatorial contest to replace the term-limited Scott, 48.4 percent to 43.6 percent, with 3.7 percent undecided, despite recent undercover video that exposed hate filled staffers and campaign lies.
“I think we’re going to expand our majority in the Senate, and I think we’re going to hold our Republican majority in the House.”
The most recent Fox News Power Rankings show 5 toss-up Senate races, 29 toss-up House races, and 8 toss-up gubernatorial races. Two of the 5 tied-up Senate contests are for seats currently held by Republicans, while a whopping 25 of the 29 close House races are currently in GOP hands. Seven of the 8 governor’s races are for spots held by the GOP.
Despite numerous close races across the country, The White House has remained positive. “I think we’re going to expand our majority in the United States Senate, and I think we’re going to hold our Republican majority in the House of Representatives,” Vice President Pence said in an interview with Hill.tv on Friday.
President Trump has a packed schedule in the final hours of the midterm season, hosting one rally each in Georgia and Tennessee today, before heading to Ohio, Indiana and Missouri on Monday.