Florida: Mystery poll gives glimpse of Senate race tactics

Even if former Sen. George LeMieux hadn’t unexpectedly dropped out of the U.S. Senate race Wednesday, Rep. Connie Mack was the Republicans’ de facto nominee anyway. That’s how it looked from a Democratic-leaning mystery poll that coincided with LeMieux’s withdrawal. Less than 20 minutes after Lemieux quit, an outfit that called itself “Florida Opinion Survey” began polling Florida voters to test a number of political messages that undoubtedly will be used to boost incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson and tear at Mack. [cont.]

Marc Caputo, Miami Herald