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Nelson expands lead in Fla. Senate race

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Sen. Bill Nelson has widened his lead to 14-percentage points over GOP challenger Rep. Connie Mack in his bid for a third term, a new poll shows.

Mr. Nelson’s 53 percent to 39 percent advantage in a Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll, results of which were released Wednesday, was 5-percentage points better than a similar survey conducted by the pollster last month.

Other polling taken this month also suggests an easy win in November for Mr. Nelson, including 14-percentage point leads in surveys conduced by the Washington Post, Fox News and NBC/WSJ/Marist, an 11-point advantage by SurveyUSA, a 9-point lead by Public Policy Polling, an 8-point lead by Miami Herald/Mason Dixon and a 7-point lead by Rasmussen Reports.

The most recent Quinnipiac poll, conducted Sept. 18 through Monday of 1,196 likely Florida voters, has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.8-percentage points.

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