A new poll out today by Rasmussen Reports shows Connie Mack, the likely Republican nominee, leading Senator Bill Nelson 46-37, a reversal of the same poll taken a few months prior:
Republican Congressman Connie Mack draws his highest level of support yet against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in Florida’s 2012 U.S. Senate race.
A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Mack earning 46% of the vote to Nelson’s 37%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided.
This is certainly welcome news! Connie Mack is a good choice for conservatives in the August 14th primary. His HFA score is 86%, one of the highest in the Florida delegation. He has name recognition (Nelson replaced Mack’s father when the latter retired in 2000) and he’s got money coming in (I don’t think his Q2 numbers are in yet). I know that Super PACs have been on the air knocking Nelson for his votes for the non-stimulus and the being the deciding vote for Obamacare and they are having an impact.
Hopefully both Romney and Mack will help each other in the quest to win Florida this November. I’ve already been seeing a lot of ads already, amazing considering we don’t watch much TV, for and against Obama, for and against Romney and against Nelson (I have yet to see any pro-Nelson ads) and it’s going to be insane by the time the election rolls around. Florida is ripe for a Republican Senate pickup (Rasmussen now has it leaning R), so let’s get it done!
PS. Sandy Adams over John Mica in the 7th CD Rep primary.
PPS Ron DeSantis for my district – CD 6