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Dueling Polls Show Nelson Leading, Tied With Scott

Scott evaded a question on whether he’s polling for a possible bid.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:26 a.m.

Sen. Bill Nelson (D) takes 45 percent to Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) 44 percent in a Mason-Dixon poll (Jan. 30-Feb.1; 625 RVs; +/- 4%) released Wednesday. (Tampa Bay Times)

Meanwhile, a new poll from the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab (Jan. 29-Feb. 4; +/- 4.7%) found Nelson 48 percent and Scott at 42 percent. “Nelson has 52 percent approval, and 20 percent disapproval. … Scott boasts a 63 percent approval against 32 percent disapproval.” (Florida Politics)

KEEPING MUM. Scott ducked a question Tuesday on whether he is polling for a possible matchup against Nelson.

Scott: “You should—you know, there’s polls that come out publicly. You should talk to the people who want to be pundits.” (Florida Politics)

Politico reported last week that Scott has been talking up his polling numbers to supporters.

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