Rick Scott had a tough primary fight. Nasty ads were traded back and forth with his opponent State AG Bill McCollum. Still, McCollum has refused to endorse him. As a result, Scott has lagged in the polls, even with his fellow ticket line holder Marco Rubio soaring to a double digit lead on the Senate side.
Now for the first time, a poll shows Scott with a narrow lead.
Reuters/Ipsos 9/10 - 9/12 486 LV, Sink 45 Scott 47Other less recent polls show Scott/Carroll behind, from 2 to 8 points. But the trend is in the right direction.
Scott is a millionaire businessman and successful entrepreneur. His running mate Jennifer Carroll is a 3-term staunchly conservative state rep. from Jacksonville.
Sidenote: If the GOP ticket wins, not only will Carroll become the first Black American to be elected Lt. Gov. but Scott will become the States' first bald Governor in history.