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Poll: Bill Nelson 47%, Connie Mack 40%

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Rasmussen Reports: Despite his impressive win in Tuesday’s state Republican Primary, Congressman Connie Mack trails Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson in Florida’s closely watched U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters shows Nelson earning 47% support to Mack’s 40%. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This contest has been more volatile than any other Senate race in the nation. In April, at a time when Mack was being heavily criticized by his primary opponents and many were questioning what they viewed as a lackluster campaign, Nelson had the lead. Mack turned things around and became the clear front-runner going into the final weeks before the primary and took the lead over Nelson. But Nelson has been hitting him hard this week with ads questioning his fitness for office.

[Last modified: Monday, August 20, 2012 8:27am]

    

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