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Republican Gov. Rick Scott is leading his Democratic opponent, Sen. Bill Nelson, for the first time in the Florida U.S. Senate race, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The statewide St. Pete poll shows 49 percent of registered voters preferring Scott, two points ahead of Nelson, his incumbent challenger. Further, among constituents who already cast votes, preference for Scott hit 50 percent.
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Scott, the current governor of Florida, has received praise for his response to Hurricane Michael, which likely helped to bolster his poll numbers. While 61 percent view his response favorably, only 21 percent disapprove.
Gillum actively assisted on the ground in preparation for Hurricane Michael after facing significant backlash for his handling...
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