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Quinnipiac Poll: Florida Senate Race 'Down to the Wire'
Newsmax ^ | June 21, 2012 | Patrick Hobin

Posted on 06/21/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

The November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Connie Mack in Florida is set to be a close race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

Sen. Bill Nelson edges Rep. Connie Mack, 43 to 39 percent, in the Sunshine State contest for Nelson’s Senate seat, a new Quinnipiac poll says.

“The projected November election between U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Mack looks like it could go down to the wire,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

Nelson has gained the slight edge since being tied with Mack in a May 24 poll. Nelson has served two terms in the Senate, replacing Rep. Mack’s father who retired.

Brown said Nelson gets modest reviews from voters, who give him a 47-32 percent job approval rating compared to Mack’s 34-22 percent favorability rating.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: billnelson; conniemack; down; electiob2012; fl; florida; mack; nelson; poll; quinnipiac; race; senate; wire

1 posted on 06/21/2012 4:32:18 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued
43% for a sitting Senator is a terrible number.

Have to like Mack's chances in this one.

2 posted on 06/21/2012 4:34:26 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: JulieRNR21; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

It’s good news that Bill Nelson is losing support. What sucks is that we have to resort to the likes of Connie Mack IV to win this.


3 posted on 06/21/2012 4:35:07 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Bill Nelson is not very popular in Florida.

He is so dull his brother-in-law told me that he has never voted for him once.

4 posted on 06/21/2012 4:40:54 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: scooby321

Can’t we get some fresh blood in here for G-d’s sake? Bill Nelson? Connie Mack? I mean, c’mon. They’re both so yesterday.


5 posted on 06/21/2012 4:58:34 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I've been telling this to everyone in my path lately: Florida will go to Romney in a squeaker despite the best efforts of the dead and multiple voting patterns of the living-- legal and otherwise. AND we will see the Rats challenge the outcome in the courts. Another fiasco replete with race riots and such.

Mark my words.

6 posted on 06/21/2012 5:03:26 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Clintonfatigued
Internals:

From June 12 - 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,697 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 698 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percent.
7 posted on 06/21/2012 5:15:48 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Dysart
Florida will go to Romney in a squeaker despite the best efforts of the dead and multiple voting patterns of the living-- legal and otherwise.

And if that happens the Senate seat will go R. This looks like another coat-tails race.

8 posted on 06/21/2012 5:19:44 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Nelson will get axed by the tide which is running way too strongly against Democrats. Low enthusiasm to vote among Blacks Hispanics and Jews plus a popular well funded Connie Mack equals another Senate pick up.


9 posted on 06/21/2012 5:21:12 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy

That jackass Mack can pound sand. I don’t support wackjob illegal panderers that call me a “Nazi.”

Go Weldon !


10 posted on 06/21/2012 5:35:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I`m surprised it`s this close.. isn`t Nelson one of the sainted ones who can do no wrong?


11 posted on 06/21/2012 5:48:14 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: comebacknewt

43% for the incumbent.

Won’t be close in November.


12 posted on 06/21/2012 6:05:48 PM PDT by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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To: Dysart

Living in Florida, i don’t see it that close at all.


13 posted on 06/21/2012 6:44:20 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You might as well just vote directly for Nelson - exact same result


14 posted on 06/21/2012 6:47:18 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952

That’s good to hear..irrespective of the VP selection you think?


15 posted on 06/21/2012 6:48:45 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Clintonfatigued

I’m for anything it takes to REPEAL OBAMA and RETIRE NELSON!


16 posted on 06/21/2012 7:06:41 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (*OMG ...means Obama Must Go in 2012!)
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To: Dysart

Pretty much - A great VP pick will help him of course & I suppose he could really mess up his VP pick, but I’m seeing good numbers here - along with a whole lot less of Obama/Biden stickers!

The Media are either deluded or lying - just like when Bush won over kerry in 04 & Jeb Bush blew away his opponent for his last term as governor.


17 posted on 06/22/2012 5:38:36 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper

I'm compiling a list of FReepers interested in Florida-related topics.
If you want to be added, please FReepMail me.

18 posted on 06/22/2012 8:24:36 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Clintonfatigued

‘...What sucks is that we have to resort to the likes of Connie Mack IV .....’,

agree. pretty sad.


19 posted on 06/22/2012 9:29:50 AM PDT by 4integrity
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To: bill1952; fieldmarshaldj

The Republican Senate candidate will be decided in an August primary election.


20 posted on 06/23/2012 7:25:15 AM PDT by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: scooby321

Is it true he was picked for the astronaut program because a life time with an empty head had prepared him for weightlessness?


21 posted on 06/23/2012 7:36:09 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: bill1952; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; randita; Clintonfatigued

Why do you say that?

I am not prepared to back Mack the Lesser in the primary either (unless maybe he opens up a 10 point lead on Nelson) though his odds of winning it appear to be very high at this point.

BTW Former Senator Peppy LePew has dropped out and no one cares.

As for this poll, Quinnipiac sucks.


22 posted on 06/24/2012 5:19:43 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Peppy endorsed Mack, of course. Mack will win all of the RINOs, almost all of the establishment folks, and a goodly portion of the conservative vote, and there are a couple of conservatives who will split the remaining conservative votes (and there’s no runoff), so Mack will probably win handily.


23 posted on 06/24/2012 6:55:17 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: Impy

I was referring to the primary, of course; I’m not too bullish on Mack in the general, even with Bill Nelson being so obviously vulnerable. Hopefully Romney will carry FL by 6% or so and it will be enough to put Mack over the finish line.


24 posted on 06/24/2012 8:35:59 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; Clintonfatigued; randita

He was up in the polls on Nelson for a while but Nelson was at a low ebb and I think Mack said something dumb. I have FL less likely than Ohio, not sure about whether I’d also put New Mexico ahead.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 3:58:24 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

What’s up with him and Mary Bono Mack? I guess I don’t get how they can be married but represent areas on opposite coasts.


26 posted on 06/26/2012 4:07:54 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: JulieRNR21

I somehow got on Nelson’s email list. Every time he sends me some of his drivel I write back and tell him how much I hope he loses the next election and why I disagree with whatever he said in his email. Of course I never hear back and he keeps sending them to me. He never represents ME.


27 posted on 06/27/2012 11:03:54 AM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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