In a new Tampa Bay Times Florida Insider poll, 6 in 10 people believe that the outgoing Florida Governor will be unseating the three-term Democratic Senator. Around 200 veterans and experts in Florida politics were surveyed.
An anonymous Democrat commented that he/she is “very worried about Sen. Nelson. I think the Democrats need to reevaluate our candidate and Gwen Graham should jump to the Senate Race immediately.”
A person neither registered as a Republican or a Democrat detailed that “Rick Scott is focusing on Hispanics way before Nelson is. He did this in 2014. He is traveling to Puerto Rico, getting close to Venezuelans, Cubans and Colombians. Nelson cannot ignore our Latino community and should have messages in English and Spanish. Commercials in both languages. He can not only depend on the Dixiecrats.”
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Another anonymous Democrat explained that “Who wins the U.S. Senate race will depend entirely on how well Donald Trump is doing at the time of voting. Scott has run behind in his two races for governor, and needed a Republican tailwind. This time, I think he’s a point or two ahead, and Nelson needs the tailwind.”
The Race between Senator Nelson and Governor Scott will arguably be one of the most closely watched and expensive, and Governor Scott has already launched several ads in English and Spanish. Senator Nelson has yet to amp up his advertisement presence.