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2012 Florida Senate Race Poll Results

Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research recently conducted a statewide study of likely 2012 general election voters in Florida that shows a close Senate race between incumbent Senator Bill Nelson and challenger Congressman Connie Mack.



Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research conducted a study of 800 likely 2012 general election voters in Florida November 13-15, 2011. The sample was stratified based on party registration, gender, age, ethnicity, and geography.  The margin of error is equal to +3.5% in 95 out of 100 cases.


State of the Race

  • Nelson and Mack both have strong name identification across the state.
    • Nelson:            96% name ID
    • Mack:               90% name ID


  • Mack’s favorable image rating is nearly as strong as the incumbent’s.
    • Nelson:            48% favorable rating – 29% unfavorable
    • Mack:               39% favorable rating – 20% unfavorable


  • Challenger Connie Mack currently trails Senator Nelson by just six points on the general election ballot.
    • Nelson: 45%
    • Mack:  39%
  • The candidates have similar levels of definite support:
    • Nelson: 23%
    • Mack   24%


About Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research

Since 1998, WPA Opinion Research has been a leading provider of political polling for campaigns from Mayor and City Council to Governor, U.S. Senate and President in all 50 states and over 30 foreign countries.  In 2009-2010 alone, WPA conducted polling in over 200 races for campaigns, caucuses and independent expenditures efforts.


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