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Poll: Nelson Leads Mack 49-44 in Fla. Senate Race

Monday, 29 Oct 2012 11:46 AM

By Stephen Feller

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Sen. Bill Nelson holds a five-point lead over Republican Rep. Connie Mack IV in the tight race for Florida's U.S. Senate seat, according to a new Sunshine State News poll.

The poll, conducted by the Harrisburg, Pa.-Voter Survey Service, found that 49-percent support for the incumbent Democrat Nelson, with 44 percent breaking for Mack, as they campaign for the Senate seat Nelson has occupied for 12 years.

“Mack’s only hope is to tie his campaign in the remaining days to Romney who will win the state and is leading nationally for the presidency,” said VSS President Jim Lee. “The question has to be asked by the Mack campaign: If you are voting for Romney, why vote for Nelson who has been an Obama supporter in Washington and who will oppose Romney’s agenda with another term in Washington?”

Mack is expected to get help on election day by winning the important I-4 corridor - a conservative stronghold running across the center of Florida - said his campaign manager, Jeff Cohen.

"Here you have yet another poll with Sen. Nelson under 50 percent, a very bad position for a two term incumbent,” Cohen said. “It’s reasonable to expect undecided voters will break for Connie roughly three to two.”

The VSS poll roughly matches the results of two other polls done by Rasmussen Reports, which found Nelson up 49-46, and Public Policy Polling, that showed Nelson with an 8-point lead at 50-42.

The race is in a statistical dead heat among voters aged 45 and older, while those under the age of 29 favor Nelson by a 61 percent to 29 percent mark -- 11 percent undecided -- and those between the ages of 30 and 44 are for Nelson, 49 percent to 43 percent.

Also in line with the presidential contest, women favor Nelson -- 54 percent to 39 percent -- while Mack has the edge among men -- 49 percent to 44 percent.


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