Gray TV poll: Nelson and Scott neck and neck in Florida

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and his Republican challenger, Gov. Rick Scott, are running neck and neck. That's according to the results of a new Gray Television poll of 800 likely voters in Florida.

According to the poll, 45 percent expressed support for Nelson, and 44 percent support Scott. Eleven percent have not made up their minds.

The race for Florida governor is also tight. Democrat Andrew Gillum leads Republican Ron DeSantis 44 to 43 percent. Twelve percent are undecided in that race.

On national issues, 17 percent of Florida voters listed health care as their most important issue; Russian collusion and the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme court were tied at 13 percent. That was followed by the economy at 11 percent; immigration at ten percent; and gun rights/gun control and taxes were tied at eight percent.

The poll also asked voters if they approved or disapproved of a recent Florida law allowing teachers or other school officials with appropriate training to carry guns on school grounds. Forty-four precent said they approve and 43 percent disapprove. Fourteen percent did not know.

More questions were asked about President Trump's job approval and the the support of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

You can read those results, and the entire poll results here.

About the poll

The poll was conducted by Strategic Research Associates, LLC, of Austin, Texas. A total of 800 likely voters were surveyed between September 17-30, 2018. Determination of the likely voter sample was based on past vote history. Forty-seven percent of calls were completed on a landline telephone, 53% were completed over a cellular telephone. The final results are weighted based on analysis of the state voter file and exit polling data. The margin of error for the complete sample is +/- 3.46 percentage points, with higher margins of error for any sub-group.