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%
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