Florida Governor Rick Scott and Democratic Florida Senator Bill Nelson have been trading blows since the Governor released his proposal last Friday to combat future school shootings from happening. In a recent Quinnipac University poll conducted from February 23rd to the 26th, Senator Nelson edges out Governor Scott 46 to 42, and the lead is wider among Independent voters at 46 to 33. In addition, though voters admit that they know nothing about the candidates running in the gubernatorial race, they do agree that they would prefer to see a Democrat elected as the next Florida Governor.
Peter A. Brown, Quinnipac University Poll’s assistant director, explained that “Florida’s Senate race features probably the two best-known politicians in the Sunshine State. A race between two-term Gov. Rick Scott and four-term incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson makes this unusual in that most voters probably already have made up their minds.” Brown also added that “The race is close, but Nelson’s double-digit-lead with independents puts him in slightly better shape eight months from Election Day. This election is likely to be decided by turnout.”
As far as how Floridian’s approve of the politicians, Governor Rick Scott’s approval rating stands at 49% with 40% that disapprove, and Senator Nelson has an approval rating of 48% to 34% that disapprove.