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PPP Poll: Nelson has edge but enthusiasm is low



nelson.jpgA new survey by Public Policy Polling shows mixed results for Sen. Bill Nelson.

Only 38 percent of voters approve of the job he is doing (31 percent disapprove) which is lower than Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, just 53 percent give him good marks. "You're usually going to see a Senator more in the 70-80 percent approval range within his own party," polling diretor Tom Jensen wrote.

But Nelson remains on top in his re-election bid. "He's up 11 points on George LeMieux at 46-35 and has identical 12 point leads over Mike Haridopolos and Adam Hasner at 47-35. Nelson pulls in 13-14% of the GOP vote in each of those match ups while losing only 7-8% of the Democrats. He also leads independents by a small margin over LeMieux (3 points) and a wider one over Haridopolos and Hasner (15 points.)"

Full poll results here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:02pm]


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