The Republican shot at unseating U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is slipping away, according to a new Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll.
Nelson leads Republican U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV 48-40 percent, the new poll shows, a three-point shift in the Democrat’s favor since July.
That’s the good news for Mack, who is losing by double digits in a slew of other recent surveys.
With the exception of an outlier poll from an Orlando firm, Gravis Marketing, Mack has been trailing between eight and 14 points in the last seven statewide polls. The average of those polls, as compiled by Real Clear Politics, lists the spread at eight points, matching the Herald/Times poll.