By Javier ManjarresThe recent Rasmussen poll of Florida’s U.S. Senate race has Republican Connie Mack leading incumbent Democrat Senator Bill Nelson 46%-37%. Prior to this poll, the latest Quinnipiac poll had Nelson up 41%-40%. The poll appears to indicate just how soft Nelson’s support is and how he continues to fall out of favor with Floridians. Mack continually refers to Nelson as a “lock-Step liberal” who has supported every single one of President Obama’s failed economic policies, and it appears that characterization of Nelson is gaining traction.
Mack still has an August 14th primary race that he is expected to win, but he could face some stronger than expected opposition from former Congressman Dave Weldon and grassroots Tea Party candidate Marielena Stuart.
It goes without saying that Florida is a must-win state for both President Obama and Mitt Romney, and you can bet the farm that Obama and the Democrat Party will pour big money and resources into Nelson’s race in hopes of holding on to their very slim majority in the Senate.
Here’s the Rasmussen Reports commentary about their poll-
Republican Congressman Connie Mack draws his highest level of support yet against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in Florida’s 2012 U.S. Senate race.A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Mack earning 46% of the vote to Nelson’s 37%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) –Rasmussen Reports
The numbers were flipped back in April when Nelson held a 47% to 36% lead over Mack. At that time, Mack still had heavy competition for the GOP nomination and was being heavily criticized for a lackluster campaign. The contest was closer in earlier surveys.
Earlier today, I spoke to Congressman Connie Mack by phone from his Washington, D.C office and Mack said he was “pleased” with the poll. Mack also said that this was a sign that Floridians were fed up with the direction in which President Obama and Senator Nelson were steering the country.
The poll is great news for the campaign. Most importantly, in my mind is how low senator nelson has fallen in the poll. In my opinion, I think that Floridians do not believe that Senator nelson is fighting for them. He continues to be a locks-step liberal with Obama’s dangerous agenda-Congressman Connie Mack
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