In a final push, with less than a week away until election day, Governor Rick Scott told South Floridians this week that it’s time to “retire Bill Nelson.”
Speaking to supporters in Boynton Beach, Governor Scott blasted his opponent, Senator Bill Nelson, saying that “nobody can name one thing that he has accomplished.”
In turn, Governor Scott said that, should he be elected to the Senate, he will continue work to keep taxes low and to cut on government regulations.
The Governor mentioned that he’s encouraged by the effort in early voting, which has seen 60,000 more registered Republicans casting votes than Democrats, but he also assured that supporters need to keep the effort going into Tuesday’s election day.
Scott also added that “All that is doable if we elect people who bring people together. We have a choice. We can elect dividers or we can elect people who say, ‘I am going to figure out how to bring people together.’”
In addition, a new CNN poll shows that Governor Rick Scott and Congressman Ron DeSantis have gained some ground in their respective races.
While the poll still shows Senator Nelson leading in his Senate race, the lead is now narrower with the Democrat ahead of Governor Scott 49 to 47. Earlier polls indicated that Nelson was ahead of Governor Scott 49 to 45 percent. Also, 91 percent of Scott and Nelson voters noted that their minds are entirely made up as to who they are voting for in the midterm elections.
In terms of favorability, Governor Scott has a favorable percentage of 48 while 45% see him unfavorable. On the contrary, Senator Bill Nelson has a favorability percentage of 47 while 38% view him unfavorably.
Both candidates are also coming off of fresh campaign stops with President Donald Trump and President Barack Obama. They were intended to fire up their respective bases.