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POLL THIS! Pick Your Favorite FLSEN Candidate

Last week, a Quinnipiac poll showed
Florida voters still undecided as to who has their support in the race to send Bill Nelson (D-Out Of Touch) into retirement.

Here’s your chance to have your voice heard.

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POLL THIS: Quinnipiac FL Poll Shows Obama Tanking, McCalister Leading, Hasner Last

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Qunnipiac released a new poll showing some surprising numbers in Florida. First the not-so-surprising stuff: President Obama got no bump from the debt deal mess. His disapproval numbers are growing in Florida. Independents are abandoning the President big time. “‘President Barack Obama’s numbers in the key swing state of Florida have gone south in the last two months.  The debt ceiling deal is not making any difference in that decline and any bounce he got from the bin Laden operation is long since gone,’ said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. ‘The president’s drop off is huge among independent voters who now disapprove almost 2-1.’

On the GOP side, 23% support Mitt Romney,while 13% support Rick Perry. Sarah Palin and Ron Paul come in third with 9%.  “‘Gov. Rick Perry’s stock is rising even before he announces whether he’ll run,’  said Brown.  ‘U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who had been surging in other states, is stalled.’

The poll’s real surprise comes from the results regarding the GOP race for U.S. Senate nomination. Senator Bill Nelson (D-Out Of Touch) still holds a slight lead over his opponents (46-35), but his approval rating stands at just 42%. Such a low approval rating for a well-known incumbent must have Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Really Out of Touch) pulling her hair out.

Tea Party favorite Mike McCalister is a surprise leader for the GOP nomination with 15%. Former Senator George LeMieux has 12% support. A newcomer to the race, Businessman Craig Miller garners 8%, while Adam Hasner is last with just 6%.

The poll finds 53% of Republican voters are undecided. Of course, polls in August 2011 are worthless, but it should help boost McCalister’s profile among the electorate. It is also bad news for the Hasner campaign. Last month, such bad news and poll results lead to Mike Haridopolos’ leaving the race. Stay tuned.


From July 27 – 31, Quinnipiac University surveyed 674 registered voters with a
margin of error of +/- 3.8 percent.  August 1 – 2, 743 registered voters were surveyed
with a margin of error of +/- 3.6 percent.  Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.
The total survey of 1,417 registered voters surveyed from July 27 – August 2 includes 510 Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percent