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Poll: Nelson, Mack tied in Florida Senate race
washington times ^

Posted on 10/01/2012 7:03:23 PM PDT by Perdogg

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson's once smooth ride toward a third term has hit a snag, says a new poll, which shows the Florida lawmaker locked in a dead heat with Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack.

The results of an independent survey by Gravis Marketing shows each candidate with the support of 43 percent of likely voters, though 14 percent are undecided. The result is contrary to recent surveys, including four separate independent polls taken in September that pegged Mr. Nelson with a 14-point lead.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; billnelson; election2012; fl; fl2012; florida; mack

1 posted on 10/01/2012 7:03:27 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

good to see on a number of fronts...


2 posted on 10/01/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Perdogg

Love it!


3 posted on 10/01/2012 7:09:36 PM PDT by tatown ( FUMD, FUAC, and FUGB)
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To: Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; ...

Polling on this race has been all over the place.

14% undecided seems like a large amount considering the election is only about a month away.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 7:10:01 PM PDT by randita
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To: Perdogg
mack is running these great obamacare death panel ads and nelson being a deciding vote.
its outing these evil old troll

romney take note !

5 posted on 10/01/2012 7:14:59 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: ncalburt

Actually it’s a PAC running those ads. I haven’t seen a single Mack ad running in the south Florida market. He needs to get with it. By now he should be running well ahead of Nelson who’s vulnerable as hell.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 7:22:04 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Perdogg

I hope its right


7 posted on 10/01/2012 7:32:54 PM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: clintonh8r

Mack is running ads here in Tampa.


8 posted on 10/01/2012 7:33:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: clintonh8r

Agreed I have not seen a Mack ad yet and Nelson the dirtbag has a brutal ad about Mack


9 posted on 10/01/2012 7:34:30 PM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: Perdogg

Bill Nelson is senile and an idiot but with his down home drawl and mannerisms...he had me fooled for a while I figured he was at least a moderate. But he turns out to be drinking the Obama koolaid. Get rid of him November 6th!


10 posted on 10/01/2012 7:50:12 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Perdogg; All

This is a GOP firm.


11 posted on 10/01/2012 7:51:38 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas

so?


12 posted on 10/01/2012 7:53:49 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: dennisw

13 posted on 10/01/2012 7:56:15 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: clintonh8r
They coordinate their ad campaigns so they do not duplicate the effort.
So what ? it has the same impact
14 posted on 10/01/2012 8:01:53 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Hoodat

Drinking the leftist kool aid!


15 posted on 10/01/2012 8:08:54 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: ncalburt

Sometimes the guys on the underscore cards drag the main event over the finish line to a win.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 8:08:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Perdogg

Is it me, or does Nelson look like one of those animatronic puppets when he talks? Seriously, there’s something unnatural about the way the guy makes his facial expressions.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 8:14:26 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: ncalburt

Coordinating between a campaign and a PAC is illegal, I think.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 8:17:52 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Perdogg

The MSM has done quite a job destroying the truth this year


19 posted on 10/01/2012 8:21:44 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Perdogg; All

Mack Ads have been running here in Orlando as well. They have been very good

The Nelson ads are starting to back fire, because it is the same “Mack once worked at Hooters” ads.

It probably is a waste for Mack to run ads in South Florida because most of that area is going to vote Democrat anyway. Outside of a few pockets....South Florida is pretty much Third World liberal

Good to see this race closing


20 posted on 10/01/2012 8:24:14 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: SeminoleCounty

in south florida, the old fools think they are still voting for carter or FDR.


21 posted on 10/01/2012 8:32:15 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: clintonh8r
Really , who has ever enforced that rule?

These ad firms have all worked the same people for decades.

22 posted on 10/01/2012 8:41:33 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Perdogg

I live in Sarasota. The local fishwrapper is a NYT affiliated bird cage liner. It has frequent stories that the Senatorial race is over and Connie Mack might as well work on his catching skills.


23 posted on 10/01/2012 8:47:24 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Rembrandt

Before it was sold it was a conservative paper .


24 posted on 10/01/2012 8:49:09 PM PDT by ncalburt (Axelrod Psych OPS has gone to 24/7 non stop - "The election is over " status until Nov)
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To: Perdogg; God luvs America; tatown; randita; ncalburt; italianquaker; clintonh8r; driftdiver; ...
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25 posted on 10/01/2012 9:36:47 PM PDT by FreeKeys (What do the 6 fastest job-creating states of 2011 have in common? REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS !)
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To: Perdogg
Democratic registration all but dries up since new Florida laws


26 posted on 10/01/2012 9:51:00 PM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: Perdogg

Wouldn’t that be nice —


27 posted on 10/01/2012 9:51:38 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: DemforBush

OMG that is so true! I could never put into words what you just did! just thought he was strange!


28 posted on 10/01/2012 10:32:22 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: SeminoleCounty
It probably is a waste for Mack to run ads in South Florida because most of that area is going to vote Democrat anyway. Outside of a few pockets....South Florida is pretty much Third World liberal

Four (R) seats in Congress -- including Allen West's -- is hardly "a few pockets." And if by "Third World" you mean Miami-Dade's heavy Cuban population (I don't know what else you might mean by that remark) remember that it is still very reliably Republican.

That being said, Mack has done nothing down here, and has very little traction. This poll seems like an outlier.

29 posted on 10/02/2012 5:55:11 AM PDT by King of Florida (A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


30 posted on 10/02/2012 6:44:16 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Brower; All
Great news..

FYI..several weeks ago, the left rag Tampa Bay Times..had an in depth analysis of Nelson's chances..the consensus was that in order for him to win he would actually have to run 2-3 points AHEAD of Obama in the state..

Florida will go for Romney...

31 posted on 10/02/2012 7:07:52 AM PDT by ken5050 (Laura Ingraham:"If the GOP can't beat Obama in this economy; shut down the party!")
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To: italianquaker
Hopefully Mack has an October surprise attack ad in his back pocket. Nelson is blasting him on my TV here in Central Florida with personal attacks non stop.
32 posted on 10/02/2012 7:40:25 AM PDT by shove_it (DNC = perpetual emotion machine)
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To: shove_it

Yes and they are very good ads for nelson the dirtbag


33 posted on 10/02/2012 8:15:52 AM PDT by italianquaker (The 47 pct need to pay their fair share)
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To: dennisw

You may have wised up to Nelson, but what makes you think the mass uninformed of FL have?


34 posted on 10/02/2012 10:07:10 AM PDT by Theodore R. ( Who among us has not erred? Akin's the One!)
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To: King of Florida
All correct. There are a lot of deniers here. Mack is a terrible candidate. A strong candidate should be double digits ahead of Nelson at this point. The problem is that the personal attack ads on Mack are true. He has LOTS of personal "baggage", and not that great a voting record, either.

When Mack left Broward County it was the Republicans who were glad to see him go, not the Democrats.

35 posted on 10/02/2012 10:37:39 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: DemforBush

If you are old enough to remember, think Howdy Doody!


36 posted on 10/02/2012 4:59:37 PM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: randita; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued; Impy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; no dems; Kaslin; ...

Polling in Florida has been all over the map not only in the Senate race, but the Presidential election, as well. I have no idea of why, input from Florida Freepers is encouraged.


37 posted on 10/02/2012 6:15:11 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Muslims are a people of tolerance, life,and peace, and if you don't agree, they'll murder you)
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To: randita
"14% undecided seems like a large amount considering the election is only about a month away."

....and the fact that these guys are very very very well known in Florida.

38 posted on 10/02/2012 7:03:29 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: ncalburt

“Before it was sold it was a conservative paper .”

The Sarasota Herald Tribune was sold to the Halifax Group in 2011. The Halifax Group purports to be conservative. Prior to that, the Herald Tribune was owned by the NY Slimes. The Halifax Group has yet to deliver on “being conservative.”

Where you come up with this drivel that it was conservative is way beyond me.


39 posted on 10/02/2012 8:47:24 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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