Let’s Get to Work, the political action committee tied to Gov. Rick Scott, had its political consultant, OnMessage, do a presidential poll.
The results? Republican Donald Trump has a two-point lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton, 47-45.
“Four months out from the 2016 presidential election, both Trump and Clinton are badly upside-down by image in the state of Florida,” reads a polling memo from OnMessage that was published by the Tampa Bay Times.
“That said, Clinton fares worse than Trump sitting 13 points in the red at 42% favorable to 55% unfavorable compared to Trump’s -11 (43%/54%). Among Independents, Clinton’s image falls to -20 (36% fav/56 unfav) while Trump fares better, in comparison, at just -8 (43% fav/51% unfav) … As the old adage goes, ballot follows image, and this is currently the case in Florida as Donald Trump edges out Hillary Clinton on the presidential ballot, 47% to 45%.”
The ScottForFlorida twitter account teased the poll results last Friday:
Rick Scott @ScottforFlorida Jul 8
New FL statewide survey of LVs pegs Trump with a 2 point lead over Hillary Clinton, 47-45. More to come Monday!