Scott Takes Lead on Nelson in FL-Sen., as Nelson Gripes About Delayed CNN Debate Scott Takes Lead on Nelson in FL-Sen., as Nelson Gripes About Delayed CNN Debate – NTK Network

Scott Takes Lead on Nelson in FL-Sen., as Nelson Gripes About Delayed CNN Debate

The popular governor has taken a lead on the incumbent senator in a poll released this week. Bill Nelson, for his part, is complaining about a debate that was postponed because of Hurricane Michael.

By NTK Staff | 10.18.2018 @2:00pm
Scott Takes Lead on Nelson in FL-Sen., as Nelson Gripes About Delayed CNN Debate

Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) campaign for reelection is not going well, with a little over two weeks to go to Election Day.

After several public polls showed Nelson with a slight lead on Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL), a poll released Tuesday by Fextel, Inc. found that Scott has retaken the lead in the highly-watched and expensive U.S. Senate contest.

Scott earned 48.6 percent of Floridians’ votes in the new poll, while Nelson earned 47.2 percent. Scott’s lead grew (from 1.4 percentage points to 2.8 percentage points) among people who said they already voted in the contest.

What’s more, 61 percent of Floridians approve of Scott’s handling of Hurricane Michael, and only 21 percent disapprove.

Nelson, for his part, is griping about the hurricane’s impact on a CNN debate he was scheduled to have with Scott.

Scott asked CNN debate to postpone the debate, originally scheduled for October 16, for two weeks, to October 30, so that he could effectively respond to the hurricane on behalf of the people of Florida.

Nelson wasn’t having any of that, and took to Twitter to complain on Wednesday.

But longtime reporter Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times urged Nelson to “do [himself] and FL a favor” and “just accept 10/25 on CNN.”

If Nelson is to go down in a few weeks to Scott, his stewing over the debate seems like a sad way to go.

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