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Public Toplines - Florida Senate - September 10-11, 2018

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Florida Survey of 800 Likely Voters

Conducted September 10-11, 2018
By Rasmussen Reports



1* If the election for Florida Senate was held today, would you vote for Republican Rick Scott or Democrat Bill Nelson?


44% Scott
45% Nelson
  5% Some other candidate
  6% Not sure


2* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Rick Scott?


33% Very favorable
16% Somewhat favorable
15% Somewhat unfavorable
30% Very unfavorable
  0% Never heard of him
  4% Not sure


3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of Bill Nelson?


25% Very favorable
23% Somewhat favorable
17% Somewhat unfavorable
25% Very unfavorable

  5% Never heard of him
  5% Not sure


4* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

33% Excellent
30% Good
27% Fair
  8% Poor
  2% Not sure


5* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?

26% Excellent
37% Good
23% Fair
11% Poor
  3% Not sure


6* Is the upcoming election a referendum on President Trump‘s agenda, or is it more about the candidates and issues?


47% A referendum on President Trump’s agenda
43% More about the candidates and issues
10% Not sure


7* What is the most important issue to your vote this fall – the economy, taxes and government spending, school safety, education, illegal immigration, the environment, social issues, government ethics and corruption or something else?


23% Economy
13% Taxes and government spending
  6% School safety
  6% Education
13% Illegal immigration
  8% The environment
  8% Social issues
15% Government ethics and corruption
  5% Something else
  2% Not sure


8* Sometimes, unexpected things come up that prevent people from voting on Election Day.  Are you certain that you will vote in this year’s elections, or is it possible that something could come up that would prevent you from voting?


90% Certain
10% Something could prevent you from voting


9* How would you rate the job Donald Trump has been doing as president… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?


40% Strongly approve

10% Somewhat approve
  7% Somewhat disapprove
43% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure



NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence