Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson still leads Republican challenger Connie Mack in Florida's hotly contested U.S. Senate race, according to a new Rasmussen poll
The Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Nelson with 47 percent support to Mack’s 40 percent. Five percent prefer some other candidate, while eight percent 8 percent are undecided.
Nelson was first elected to the Senate in 2006 to fill the seat vacated by Mack’s father. The latest findings show no change from mid August.
Florida continues to be categorized as leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power rankings.
Rasmussen also finds that President Obama has now moved slightly ahead in the presidential race in Florida despite the presence of the Republican National Convention in Tampa late last month. Florida remains a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Electoral College Projections.
Nelson is viewed favorably by 51 percent of Florida voters and unfavorably by 38 percent. This includes 21 percent with a very favorable opinion and 20 percent with a very unfavorable one.
For Mack, favorables are 40 percent and unfavorables are 48 percent, including 17 percent with a very favorable view of him and 24 percent with a very unfavorable one. This marks little change for either man from a month ago, according to Rasmussen.
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