GOP Governor Rick Scott HAD been leading in the polling….
But incumbent Democrat Nelson now has moved up…
The vote is going to be tight…
Democrats need this seat in the US Senate…
Sen. Bill Nelson holds a narrow 44-41 percent lead over Gov. Rick Scott among Latino voters in Florida’s Senate race, according to a new poll that’s raising fresh concerns among Democrats that the incumbent is in a dicey position with a core group of voters he needs to carry by bigger margins.
The poll of 400 Florida Hispanics, commissioned by a coalition of Democratic-leaning Latino outreach groups, showed that Scott topped Nelson among Cuban-American voters, who tend to vote Republican, by 24 percentage points. But Nelson’s advantage over Scott among Puerto Ricans, who tend to vote Democrat, was smaller: 7 points.
For Democrats, those numbers are a problem because a Republican who wins as much of the Hispanic vote as Scott is taking usually wins statewide in Florida. Democrats outnumbered Republicans in the survey by 40-33 percent.
Still, Democrats say, there’s time. But it’s running out.
“Nelson has a lot of work to do,” said Mayra Macias, political director for the group Latino Victory Fund, which helped fund the survey along with Alianza for Progress and Power 4 Puerto Rico. The poll was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel…..
The poll is about Hispanics ONLY….
The original heading was in correct
The poll above is a very friendly poll to Nelson…