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Mack leads Nelson in new poll

by Dara Kam | July 11th, 2012

U.S. Rep. Connie Mack has opened up a 46-37 percent lead over incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports poll.

The statewide telephone survey of likley voters also found seven percent of voters preferred another candidate and 10 percent were undecided.

The latest numbers show a reversal of an April poll when Nelson edged out Mack by 47-36 percent. Since then former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux dropped out of the GOP contest.

Rasmussen Reports put the race into the “leans Republican” category because of the new poll.

Nelson’s drop may be attributed to the high-dollar ads launched by conservative groups who’ve spent more than $7 million so far blasting the Democrat. And American Crossroads, founded by George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove, announced it has reserved another $6.2 million in air time to run attack ads against Nelson, who raised about $1.8 million this quarter and has about $11 million in the bank, according to his campaign.

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12 Responses to “Mack leads Nelson in new poll”

  1. Rasmussen Says:

    LOL @ Rasmussen poll!

  2. Saving fl future Says:

    Rasmussen previously gave Mack a 7 point lead despite all the polls that said otherwise. Is this another case of Rasmussen leaning too far left?

  3. Rick Says:

    Money may not buy you happiness, but it sure can get you elected…..

  4. Saving Florida's Future Says:

    KLANG! #GOP’s @ConnieMackIV’s Chief Of Staff Was Paid By Foreign Lobbying Interests #p2 #FLSen

  5. Rasmussen Test Center Says:


    We have been caught – we are a Republican backed polling firm that consistent offers leading questions -

  6. Saving Florida's Future Says:

    GREAT VIDEO Saving Florida’s Future from Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV; aka Connie Mack IV

  7. 4 Decades of Nothing Says:

    All above commenters, please tell all FL citizens what Democrat Bill Nelson has done for the people of FLORIDA in the 40 years, YES, FORTY YEARS, he has been in political office.

    OVER FORTY YEARS. Hell, political positions should NOT be a LIFETIME JOB. And with 40 years, Floridians should be able to quickly say, what Bill Nelson has done for FL.

    All we know, is that he did nothing to staunch the flow of over 26,000 jobs lost on the Space Coast of FL.

    Nelson has done nothing in 4 decades in political office in FL!

    NO ONE, whether democrat, republican or Independent should be in office for FOUR DECADES with nothing of note.

    and as far as loopholes…Bill Nelson sure does know how to reduce HIS TAXES by placing less than a dozen cows on property he owns; and then claiming a cheaper agricultural tax.

    Nelson is about Nelson, not the people of FL.

    Democrats needed to have accepted another democrat candidate to run against Nelson. We’re tired of the same ole crap, they throw our way.

    Nelson=40 years of Nothing
    Nelson=denies other worthy democrat candidates for run.

    Time for change.

  8. GOP = Selective Nihilism Says:

    “40 years of Nothing”

    WTF are you talking about?

    So stupid.

    He’s voted for every legislative accomplishment forwarded by the Democrats.

    You can disagree with his record, but to say that he’s “done nothing” is unbelievably dishonest (to the point that I am questioning your sanity).

  9. Saving Florida's Future Says:

    UPDATE TO ARTICLE: The newest poll shows Nelson Leading Mack.
    Guess Rasmussen is a bogus as always.

  10. RealConservative Says:

    Oh Yeah,we need more republican national embarrassments to read about….TB outbreaks and steamy stories from the Governor’s office….Oh Yeah…..

  11. Inferior news Says:

    Why does one have to read the Orlando Sentinel to find out that obama will be in West Palm Beach with an overnight stay in Manalapan?

    PATHETIC REPORTING…but what’s new?

    And the Palm Beach Post is going to CHARGE for online ‘newspaper’.

    What a laugh. The South County Sun Sentinel has better coverage of the local Palm Beach County news that this, honestly, sad example of a ‘newspaper’.

  12. Hello! Says:

    The biggest OUTSOURCING that Occurred is when President Obama OUTSOURCED our Space Program to the detriment of the USA and especially FL residents.


    Not only did FL residents LOSE their jobs, astronauts are hitching rides and Americans are paying FOREIGN countries-in this case, Russia, MILLIONS and MILLIONS for American astronauts to ride in their foreign countries space vehicles.

    and still not one example of what Bill Nelson has done for FL. Not one thing was mentioned, just he voted for what every democrat voted for. That is NOT citing 1 thing Nelson has done for FLORIDA and the people he has ‘supposedly’ been representing for over 40 years.

    Nelson is pathetic. Still can’t name a damn thing Nelson has done for FL.

    Where was Bill Nelson…’our’ Space Senator?

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