Skip to comments.Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll: Sen. Bill Nelson continues to lead Connie Mack, 47-42 percent
Posted on 10/13/2012 3:00:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Independent voters and party switchers are providing the edge for Democrat Bill Nelson as he maintains his lead over Republican challenger Connie Mack in the U.S. Senate race.....
Mack narrowed the margin to 47 to 42 percent, three points tighter than it was last month, but the Fort Myers congressman didnt seem to benefit from the eight-point surge of support for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Florida.
Nelson continues to lead among voters who are not affiliated with any party, getting 51 percent support among independent voters to Macks 37 percent.
The Orlando Democrat also enjoys some crossover appeal, with 6 percent of the voters surveyed voting for both Romney and Nelson.
This isnt a wave election so you may see some purposeful ticket-splitting because people are a little bit divided in their view over what the parties are offering,said Mason-Dixon pollster Brad Coker.
..........Nelsons lead may be steady but hes not out of the woods, said Coker. Anytime an incumbent is under 50(percent)you sort of have to really watch the race, he said.
The steady number of undecided voters might give Mack a little bit of hope,because more than half of them lean Republican,Coker said.
Among the undecided voters, 4 percent also said they are supporting Romney and 1 percent are supporting President Obama;two percent are undecided in both races.
There is the potential there for Romney to pull Mack up, Coker said. My only question is,does Mack have the organization and campaign and resources to make it happen? He cant just rely on coattails.
The two candidates in the race who are running with no party affiliationChris Borgia, an Iraqi war veteran from Fort Lauderdale and Bill Gaylor a Marine Corps veteran from Indian Harbor Beach drew 3 percent and one percent of the vote respectively......
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I don’t believe the polls. Bat Brain Nelson is OUT.
That is the power of liberal incumbency.
Buying votes with taxpayer dollars always pays dividends.
Outright fraud helps too
Per conservative newpaper The Apopka Chief here in Florida “10,000 +” people were at the rally in the small town of Apopka last Saturday. The Apopka Chief said the city had only 3 days notice of this event yet look how many people came! Connie Mack was there as well as Dan Webster. I cannot help but think these rallies are helping Connie Mack.
Well, the article doesn’t come out and say it, but Nelson is one of Congress’ twelve appropriators, and therefore one of the most powerful members on the Hill. He can and does use the Treasury as his own personal pork barrel for his district, and this is why he keeps getting re-elected. No real surprise here.
I take that to be the same poll in which they had Romney well ahead of Obama—not a good sign.
Mack seems worth fighting for despite the whole political dynasty thing, which I’m not generally keen on.
I wonder if there’s some sort of tea party or other last minute boost available.
Notice our enemies have learned NOT to include the sampling breakdowns. PPP skipped that detail in its report on Nevada and these guys to likewise here.
800 registered voters is useless.
Pray for America
Nason Dixon is usually pretty good in Florida if I remember correctly. That being said Mack is close to the MOE and making progress
That’s what happens when the establishment GOP puts up a RINO hack as its candidate...
That would explain all the Nelson signs I don’t see.
"Would end Medicare", "bar room fighter", "a past of liens and debts", "Hooters promoter", "road rage", "skips big votes", "sense of entitlement"......these are some of the slams against Mack excerpted from Nelson's ad.
Mack's ads are rather bland and uninspiring. It's a wonder that his percentages are as high as they are.
However, I'm convinced that Florida will go big for Romney and, by the grace of God, Mack will slide into home plate hanging onto Mitt's coat tails.
I have to listen to Nelson’s attack ads everyday as well. I keep wondering when Mack is going to go after Nelson. but so far NOTHING. Frustrating, NELSON HAS TO GO!!
We need a conservative to primary Connie Brat next time out
We don’t watch a lot of TV, but I have not seen one Connie Mack ad...just lots of ads that are from the Nelson side and very negative.
I’m surprised Nelson didn’t accuse him of “not being a baseball fan”!/s;)
I’m surprise this race is as close as it is. Mack’s been getting hammered relentlessly. He’s either unwilling or able to respond in kind. I don’t think this is the pickup we were all thinking it would be 6 months ago.
Many younger voters wouldn't know the baseball Mack's name if a truck hit them....so why remind them!
Nelson just has to sit back and watch Mack III at bat in the last of the ninth with his team behind and an 0-2 count on him.
He may strike out....or he'll walk and Mitt will drive him in with a homer.
I don't want to look, LOL.
I am sure you call Romney the same useless name which utterly destroys your claim.
Thanks for the laugh...
“I am sure you call Romney the same useless name which utterly destroys your claim.”
You’re absolutely right. I snicker at the RINO crap that is constantly thrown about at our candidates by people who claim to be Conservatives. I understand the definition of Conservative.
I keep looking for a definition of Republican. I keep wondering who the heck these people are who set the rules as to what a Republican is. We’re supposed to be the party of ideas unless they’re not the same ideas as the name callers. Just last week some of the FReepers were calling Wayne Allyn Root no more than a professional gambler. I cringed. Those name callers couldn’t shine his shoes. They were ignorant of his acheivements. I’m fed up with the lose at any cost crowd.
I know I probably don’t belong at FreeRepublic but I always enjoy the exchange of ideas and thoughts. I respect the process not the name calling.
So I was right.
My guess is those who throw the “RINO” appellation around indiscriminately know nothing about the actual history of the GOP. It is one thing to call someone that when he stands squarely opposed to the party’s platform and beliefs but to call those who are NOT that is pathetically stupid.
I always say, for them, 80% of the party is RINO which is clearly impossible.