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Poll: Problems for Connie Mack in his home county

Democratic consultant Christian Ulvert shared with us part of a poll of likely Lee County voters conducted this week by Tom Eldon for an unnamed Ulvert client. The results of the 300-sample poll look ominous for Republican U.S. Senate frontrunner Connie Mack IV.

Mack's favorability ratings are upside down, with 41 percent having a favorable view of Mack and 44 percent an unfavorable View. And Bill Nelson? Forty-two percent had a favorable view of the Democratic incumbent and 31 percent an unfavorable view.

U.S. Rep. Mack, R-Fort Myers, is beating Nelson by just four percentage points in his home county, a Republican stronghold. By contrast, Mitt Romney is beating Barack Obama in Lee County by 12 percentage points. Four years ago, Obama lost Lee County by 10 points.

[Last modified: Friday, May 18, 2012 3:48pm]


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