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Parkland, Florida shooting puts DEM Sen. Bill Nelson in danger of losing to Gov. Rick Scott

(National SentinelFallout: Post-event polling following the horrific murder of 17 people at a Parkland, Fla., high school last week indicates that current U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, is in danger of losing his seat to Republican challenger and current Gov. Rick Scott.

The Daily Caller reports that at present, Nelson is polling better than Scott, 46 percent to 42 percent, respectively.

However, Scott’s overall approval rating is improving and currently stands at 49 percent.

“According to Quinnipiac University, 46 percent of Floridians surveyed between February 23-26 would vote for Nelson, and 42 percent would vote for Scott, but the poll’s additional data points suggest the gap is closing in favor of Scott,” the news site reported.

Nelson has a 48-34 percent approval rating; his career high, 54 percent, was recorded in February 2007.

Also, the Quinnipiac survey has a margin of error of 3.6 percent, virtually negating Nelson’s 4-point advantage. Plus, the election cycle has yet to fully get underway.

Scott is also getting high marks for taking immediate action following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings last week. He has called for $500 million in new spending to ‘harden’ schools, provide each one with an armed police presence, and raise the legal age to buy a long gun from 18 to 21.

In a press conference, Scott detailed plans to “prohibit a person from possessing or purchasing a firearm if there is stalking, cyber-stalking, dating violence, repeat violence, sexual violence, or domestic violence.”

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