Two-term incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) holds a comfortable 9-point edge over his Republican challeneger, according to a new poll released Thursday.
The latest poll from Quinnipiac University, CBS News and the New York Times shows Nelson leading Rep. Connie Mack among likely voters in Florida, 50 percent to 41 percent. That amounts to a slightly bump for Nelson, who held a 7-point lead in the Quinnipiac/CBS/NYT survey conducted in late July.
Nelson appears to have re-asserted himself as the favorite after a several polls showed a tightening race earlier this summer. The PollTracker Average currently shows Nelson leading Mack, 48.2 percent to 40.1 percent.