New Poll: Connie Mack Leading Bill Nelson By Wide Margin

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Republican Senate candidate Connie Mack started the day yesterday with some ugly press: The National Journal was looking at the possibility that Republicans could take back the Senate in November, and they weren't optimistic about the chances:

The odds of Republicans taking back the upper chamber are no better than 50-50, even with more Democratic seats in play, a favorable political environment, and an energized GOP base," the report says. "It's not the often-maligned Mitt Romney campaign that's going to drag down the ticket; it's several of the candidates themselves."

One of the candidates they cite as one of the draggers? Mr. McGillicuddy himself.
Florida Republican insiders argue that the political environment is so tough for Democrats that Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson should be almost as vulnerable as Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Jon Tester in Montana. Even as polling shows Nelson running slightly ahead of Mack, the pessimism in GOP circles about the challenger's campaign is palpable.
Not someone a guy wants to be reading during a run for office. But just hours later, that line about Nelson polling better than Mack would be outdated -- a Rasmussen poll came out that shows Mack in the lead, by the largest margin yet.

Of 500 likely voters polled, 46 percent said they were planning on voting for Mack, compared to 37 percent for Nelson -- a virtual reversal of Nelson's 47-36 lead Rasmussen found back in April.

One notable weak spot for Nelson was, surprisingly, his support among Democrats -- only 66 percent said they were planning on voting for him over Mack or someone else. Women, too, aren't Nelson fans: While Mack leads 43 to 37 percent among men, he's beating Nelson for the female vote 48 percent to 38 percent.

Also released, earlier this week: Florida is a total toss-up in the presidential election, with Romney leading 46 to 45 percent. Both polls had a margin of error of 4.5 percent.


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Fqs9000
Fqs9000

 Mach or da hack?  Not a hard choice.

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Voting in a misguided and overfunded novice such as Mack (see: Rubio, Marco) would be a complete insult and desecration of decades of the public-spirited work that Bill Nelson has devoted to the people of Florida. Like Chiles and Graham before him, Nelson has been a moderate, fair-minded citizen-legislator of great merit. These Republican tools of corporations and the malefactors of great wealth are utterly contemptible.

WakeUp
WakeUp

Come on Florida, you really can't vote in this criminal idiot Mack. 

Lifelong Dem
Lifelong Dem

Rasmussen has never gotten any significant race correct. Don't even report his results. Just let Fox News and Drudge run with his warped database results.

riverrat69
riverrat69

Makes no difference. The voters in FloriDUH always vote against their own best interests.

Saving FL Future
Saving FL Future

Rasmussen also reported that Mack was ahead by 7 in March. However every other poll afterward said different. Chock it up to another poll from Rasmussen that leans way too far right.

riverrat69
riverrat69

You're the same douchebag i found on the other thread.

Mitch Seizure
Mitch Seizure

Nelson is not "moderate" by any measure.  He is, however, a steaming turd.

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