Chuck Schumer is banking on a surge of Democrat enthusiasm to sweep him into power this November.
But one key swing state tells a different story.
And Schumer did not like what he saw when this poll was released.
Like most recent elections, the 2018 midterms and control of the United States Senate could come down to Florida.
Republican Governor Rick Scott is taking on Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson in of the year’s marquee races.
Nelson has survived the state’s rightward drift, the GOP has carried it in three of the last five Presidential elections and held the Governor’s mansion since 1998, as a fairly anonymous Democrat.
But his time could be up thanks to the deep pocketed Scott who has the ability to self-fund and spend virtually unlimited money on the race.
Scott’s improved standing is registering in the latest polls.
Mason-Dixon’s most recent survey found Scott with a three point lead – a four point shift in the Republican’s favor.
“On Tuesday, Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategies released its latest survey on the upcoming U.S. Senate race between Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) and incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL).
According to the poll conducted July 24-25 of 625 registered Florida voters, Scott has 47-44 percent lead over Nelson, which is a shift from a poll conducted in February when Nelson was up 45-44 percent.
The Mason-Dixon poll is in line with many other recent polls that also show Scott with a slight edge over Nelson. According to the Real Clear Politics polling average of the race, Nelson is up 1.2 percent.”
But Scott cannot count on the state’s Republican lean for victory.
The Governor enraged conservatives by signing on to Obama-style gun control after the tragedy in Parkland.
If Scott wins, it will close off virtually every path to the Democrats winning back the Senate.
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