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Q poll: Nelson opens up 8 point lead on Mack



U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson has 44 - 36 percent lead over Connie Mack, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. That's up from a virtual tie in January. “President Barack Obama’s surge in Florida is helping Sen. Bill Nelson’s re-election chances,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Just as President Obama’s lead in the presidential race in the Sunshine State is fueled by female voters, so too is Nelson’s. He also is running better among several groups, including whites and Catholics and voters 50 to 64 years old.” From March 20 - 26, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,228 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

[Last modified: Thursday, March 29, 2012 6:35am]


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