Shock poll: Mike McCalister ahead of Adam Hasner & George LeMieux for US Senate seat

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Looking at Florida’s U.S. Senate race, Quinnipiac polling shows Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson gets a 45 – 33 percent approval rating, pre-deal, and a 42 – 35 percent score post-deal.  Nelson leads an unnamed Republican challenger 46 – 35 percent post-deal.

The race for the GOP senate nomination remains wide open with 53 percent of Republicans undecided.  Michael McCalister, a retired  military official and businessman, gets 15 percent followed by former Sen. George LeMieux at 12 percent, businessman Craig Miller at 8 percent and former House GOP leader Adam Hasner at 6 percent.

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