PPPoll: Nelson has comfortable lead in re-election bid but many voters undecided
"They may not love him but they'll still cast a ballot for him," the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling says of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson.
A new poll shows Nelson leading Mike McCalister 47-34, George LeMieux and Adam Hasner each 49-35 and Craig Miller 49-32.
This race will get closer. The Republican candidates have basically no name recognition- LeMieux is known to 31% of voters, McCalister to 22%, Hasner to 21%, and Miller to 18%. Because of that there are a lot more undecided Republicans than Democrats in these match ups- anywhere from 5 to 13% more, and that means once the GOP gets unified around a candidate it ought to tighten up some. Still Nelson starts out in a strong position- and stronger than his approval numbers indicate- and will be very difficult to defeat for reelection.