Latest Polls Show Scott and Nelson in Dead Heat

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The latest polls show that Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson are tied in a hypothetical run for U.S. Senate in 2018.

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The survey was conducted among registered voters who plan to vote in November 2018. Both Scott and Nelson received 36% of the pool, with roughly 20% of those surveyed remaining undecided or uncertain.

While the match-up between Scott and Nelson remains hypothetical, the running theory in political circles is that the termed-out Governor of Florida will make a bid for three-term Senator Nelson’s seat, which is up for re-election in the 2018 midterms.

Scott, who is considered a far-right conservative favored by the Tea Party is doing surprisingly well against a moderate Democrat in a purple state like Florida.

This is due, in large part, to the Governor’s currently high approval ratings in the wake of a very active hurricane season for the Sunshine State. Most recent figures point to a respectable 59% approval rating for the rookie politician. This is a major improvement from his approval ratings during the last seven years he spent in office, which hovered around an average of less than 50%.