• Should Bill Nelson be worried? Two polls say 'Yes'

    By: Christopher Heath

    Updated:

    A pair of polls are delivering bad news for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida).  

    The polls from Saint Leo University and Politico/AARP show Nelson trailing Republican Gov. Rick Scott, but the race is tight.

    The St. Leo poll has Scott +5, while the Politico/AARP poll has Scott +1.  Both polls show the two under 50 percent, but provide a limited snap shot of a tight race -- albeit a race Scott is leading.

    Perhaps more concerning for Nelson than the polls is the ad war, which he is losing. This week Scott eclipsed $17 million in ad spending, dwarfing the $3 million spent by the incumbent Nelson.

    Fact-check: New political ad attacking Sen. Bill Nelson

    Nelson is one of 10 Democratic U.S. senators up for reelection in states that President Donald Trump won in November 2016.  

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