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Rasmussen Flo Sen : Mack (R) 46%, Nelson (D) 37%
Rasmussen Reports ^

Posted on 07/11/2012 9:22:26 AM PDT by sunmars

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.)

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.

This race is now considered Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power. Elections for 33 U.S. Senate seats will be held in November, and Democrats have more than twice as many seats they now hold at stake compared to seats with Republican incumbents.

Mack is expected to easily win the Republican primary on August 14. Nelson was elected to the Senate in 2000 to fill the seat vacated by Mack’s father.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2012polls; fl; fl2012; florida; mack; nelson
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Huge swing back to GOP from April on this seat.

Obamacare went down like a lead ballon in Florida. Hopefully Connie can remove that cancer Nelson double asap.

1 posted on 07/11/2012 9:22:29 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

Flo is running for Senate?


2 posted on 07/11/2012 9:23:45 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

yeah, that gig at Progressive is not working out so well for her...she needs better health insurance


3 posted on 07/11/2012 9:29:24 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Paladin2

She’s very Progressive.


4 posted on 07/11/2012 9:30:23 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (I loathe all libs)
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To: randita; firebrand

Good News Ping.


5 posted on 07/11/2012 9:34:00 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: sunmars
Assuming these figures are accurate this is big...big for several reasons,including taking the Senate *and* measuring the possible sentiment toward Osama Obama.
6 posted on 07/11/2012 9:37:45 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: sunmars; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; ...

Looking good. Let’s hope we can move the Florida race in the Gain column soon after the primary if this holds up.


7 posted on 07/11/2012 9:42:28 AM PDT by randita
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To: Political Junkie Too

Ping.


8 posted on 07/11/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT by randita
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To: sunmars
Margin of error or just plain error. The race is fairly close and probably won't move much until after the primary.

If Connie makes it to the Senate he'll fit right in. The only question is when he'll come out for gay marriage.

9 posted on 07/11/2012 9:45:51 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: sunmars

Holy Guacamole !


10 posted on 07/11/2012 9:45:51 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: sunmars

Good news for a perspective Senate takeover by the Rs .


11 posted on 07/11/2012 9:46:43 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: randita
Nelson is not liked in Florida

Amazing he ever got elected

12 posted on 07/11/2012 9:47:26 AM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: scooby321

killer line : Mack draws 86% support from voters in his own party, while Nelson is backed by just 66% of the state’s Democrats.


13 posted on 07/11/2012 9:49:58 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: randita; Clintonfatigued; Impy; fieldmarshaldj

I’d like to see confirmation from another poll before celebrating. Mack had *not* been polling well recently.


14 posted on 07/11/2012 10:20:30 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

There was a Quinnipiac from June 23 which had Nelson 43%, Mack 39%, and one from June 27 which had Nelson 41%, Mack 40%. Still a lot of people undecided.

An incumbent polling around only 40% in three polls a few weeks apart is not going to get the job done.


15 posted on 07/11/2012 10:28:25 AM PDT by randita
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


16 posted on 07/11/2012 10:30:14 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: sunmars
The implications for the national race are obvious; less obvious are the negative implications for any vice presidential hopes nurtured by Barack Obama.

My guess is we are seeing a break across the country against Obama and the Democrats judging from these data and the news favoring a big bulge for Republicans among independents , the recent modest move nationally by Romney over Obama according to Rasmussen, and the polls showing voters favor congressional Republicans over congressional Democrats.


17 posted on 07/11/2012 10:32:49 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford
Correction: I meant to refer to the vice presidential hopes of Marco Rubio, if any.

Forgive the brain lock.


18 posted on 07/11/2012 10:35:18 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: sunmars

Okay Mack leads by 11 and Nelson is under 40 and this makes Florida close? Don’t think so!


19 posted on 07/11/2012 10:39:32 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: sunmars

Wow Great News! I saw polls some months back that left me with little hope of getting this Spaceman out of office.


20 posted on 07/11/2012 10:51:39 AM PDT by GWB00 (Barbara Streisand barely made it out of high school.)
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To: sunmars

Huzzah!!

Hope it holds. That’d be a great pickup.


21 posted on 07/11/2012 10:55:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: sunmars

Connie Mack’s website

http://conniemack.com

http://twitter.com/conniemackiv

https://www.facebook.com/ConnieMackIV


22 posted on 07/11/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: sunmars

And some polls are say the race between the Disaster and Romney is close? Funny stuff, downright hilarious.


23 posted on 07/11/2012 11:04:23 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: sunmars

WHOA!

That is good news.

I swear, if I never hear Nelson’s moronic drawl again, it’ll be TOO DAMN SOON!


24 posted on 07/11/2012 11:06:18 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Paladin2

I don’t really like her because of that “Progressive” thing...


25 posted on 07/11/2012 11:08:13 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: arrogantsob

Other good news:

Saw a billboard with Karen Harrington on it the other day.

She’s dws’s first ever opponent (2010 40k to 25k votes).

East-bound on 595 from Univ. Dr.

I plan on volunteering for her before the election. My Father-in-law worked in West’s office for 2 weeks before last elec.


26 posted on 07/11/2012 11:08:31 AM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: chris37

I so cannot stand him. I would vote for a rock if it would get him out of there.


27 posted on 07/11/2012 11:10:35 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: sunmars

Would it have been so inconvenient for you to spell out the name of the state in the title instead of typing “FLO”, which isn’t even a standard abbreviation for Florida. The USPS postal code abbreviation for Florida is FL and the other standard abbreviation for Florida is Fla.


28 posted on 07/11/2012 11:16:46 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: stefanbatory

Flo hangs around until ‘last call’ but still leaves alone.


29 posted on 07/11/2012 11:20:51 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: Isabel C.

oh excuse me, did not realise the grammar police was in, next time you do the posts.


30 posted on 07/11/2012 11:26:43 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Isabel C.

even better, go get the news yourself, you post something and all you get is grief for this and that, next time i won’t bother, anyone can make a typo you know.


31 posted on 07/11/2012 11:28:55 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: sunmars

even better, go get the news yourself, you post something and all you get is grief for this and that, next time i won’t bother, anyone can make a typo you know.

One wonders how many knew they could have spared you all that grief by clicking the Report Abuse link and asking to have the "typo" corrected.

I would have. But, alas, the damage is done.

32 posted on 07/11/2012 12:07:27 PM PDT by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SoFloFreeper; left that other site; GladesGuru; dennisw; rmlew; SunkenCiv; fieldmarshaldj; ...

Ping!!!


33 posted on 07/11/2012 12:37:02 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: JPG

I think I’d hit Flo after last call.


34 posted on 07/11/2012 2:01:48 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: sunmars

Send Nelson back into space! He votes with the far left extremist and he is one. If our candidates will not call them what they are , they / we will lose


35 posted on 07/11/2012 3:21:01 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: HenpeckedCon; GOPsterinMA
I think I’d hit Flo after last call.

I would as well, all night.

36 posted on 07/11/2012 3:48:59 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: scooby321; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; randita; firebrand; ...

Well he was strong enough to win a statewide election in 1994 and again in 1998.

Bill McColluom should have beat him in 2000 but probably ran a lackluster race.

K Harris was a joke so this is first real reelection test.


37 posted on 07/11/2012 3:55:10 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Paladin2

“Flo is running for Senate?”


No you ninny, Rasmussen is flossin’ Mack 46% of the time, and Nelson 37% of the time.

Sounds pretty gross though.


38 posted on 07/11/2012 3:57:25 PM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: sunmars

Good news!


39 posted on 07/11/2012 4:27:31 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: scooby321

Nelson is pond scum. He pissed all over our vets when I lived in Florida. That’s a story for later. Got a lightning storm coming gotta get off.


40 posted on 07/11/2012 4:48:26 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: sunmars

Go Connie!


41 posted on 07/11/2012 5:01:21 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Gay State Conservative
FYI..a few weeks ago the Tampa Trib...ultra liberal rag, had an article about Nelson..the usual puff piece...talking about how he was going to win re-election...The consensus was tghat he woudl have to "run several point AHEAD of Obama" in order to keep his seat.

Good luck with that!!..and it shows that in effect the Dems have already written off FL's electoral votes. I've been saying for months that it is all over here in the Sunshine State...Obama loses 54-46%..it won't be close..

42 posted on 07/11/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three are a Congress".....John Adams)
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To: Impy; HenpeckedCon; fieldmarshaldj

I posted years ago that Flo would be perfect for DJ.


43 posted on 07/11/2012 6:48:04 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Ick.


44 posted on 07/11/2012 6:51:04 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: freedomlover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwE3eGAs4rw&feature=related


45 posted on 07/11/2012 6:56:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: stefanbatory

When was the abbreviation for Fla. ever Flo?


46 posted on 07/11/2012 6:58:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

the yankees that infest south florida sometimes abbreviate it as soflo...


47 posted on 07/11/2012 7:05:23 PM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You two would make a sweet couple.

Plus, you could get a discount on insurance policies of all types.

Prototypical “win/win” situation.


48 posted on 07/11/2012 7:12:53 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

#1, I don’t find her attractive, she looks like a clown.
#2, I find her personality to be even more annoying.


49 posted on 07/11/2012 7:33:31 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Dude, chill. It’s a joke...

I’m sure she looks better when she’s not “Flo-ed” up though.


50 posted on 07/11/2012 7:37:38 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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