Democrats claim a small, but significant, lead in 2016 Florida poll.

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner, right, speaks with businesswoman Amy Peterson outside the Capitol on Friday, January 8, 2010, in Tallahassee, Fla. The Florida Legislature and Governor Crist are in session. (Scott Audette/The Tallahassee Democrat via AP) (Photo by Scott Audette/The Tallahassee Democrat via AP)

The numbers just keep on rolling.

At the federal level, there are 59 Democratic and 53 Republican senators. Even the Republicans’ hold on Florida at the state level is slipping away, as Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s term is set to end next year. Now, Florida voters have sent a reminder that the state’s red state ground game is starting to take root, and the GOP holds a one-vote advantage in the Legislature (20-19) despite a Democratic governor (Rick Scott) and Democratic attorney general (Randy “Gator” Regan).

So what else is new?

For one, the Republican Party now claims the distinction of having the best motivated party of registered voters in the state: Republicans outnumber Democrats by 112,000. Additionally, the number of independent voters in the state has spiked: from 7.8 percent to 8.6 percent.

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