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Anonymous

So Limbaugh wouldnt do well against Nelson.So what?Hes said repeatedly that he has absolutely no interest in running for any kind of office - why would he take the pay cut?Or was this another one of those lets get a gratuitous dig in at the Republicans asides, like how much Ohioans dislike John Boehners fake tan?Weak, very weak.Yall are good pollsters, you know. But you dont have to be so damn snide about the opposition.

Freedom Fighter

Boy, this article reaching just a bit! A hypothetical poll about a hypothetical race thats not going to occur, from a Democrat-oriented polling outfit...Heres a prediction. If Limbaugh did actually take a pay cut and run for the seat, Nelsons campaign would last as long as the first debate.After that, Limbaugh would win in a rout.It would be embarrassing.

Ranjit

Closer to any election, democrats always bring Rush Limbaugh to the conversation. As they keep demonizing him, his audience are growing in leaps and bounds while all the liberal talk shows and TV shows are having poor ratings. Democrats are blaming Rush limbaugh, Karl rove, foreign entities. I thought, we had a democrat congress from 2007 and a president from 2009. Any one wants to talk about their policies?

Dustin Ingalls

I find that all the learned, fact-loving liberals who viscerally hate Limbaugh have never actually listened to his show. Imagine that.I have.Also these are 2010 likely voters. I dont think the GOP can count on its position *improving* in the next two years.Yeah, I noted that in the press release. If this were 2008 (though 2012 wont be quite as Democratic as 2008, most likely), Nelson would be up 53-33 and 45-31 over Limbaugh and Mack, even assuming independents still lean as Republican as they do now (and they probably wont favor the Democrats as they did in the last two cycles, but they probably wont be as Republican as they are this cycle).

wt

Also these are 2010 likely voters. I dont think the GOP can count on its position *improving* in the next two years.So yes, we should probably nominate someone much closer to the center than Limbaugh.

AG

Is there a chance that Crist could run again in 2012 in another three-way race?

Anonymous

I find that all the learned, fact-loving liberals who viscerally hate Limbaugh have never actually listened to his show. Imagine that.

Anonymous

When can we see a:Marco Rubio Vs. Chris Matthews poll? That would be about as germain as this one.A waste of bandwidth.

Roux

Why would Rush ever want to run? Answer: He wouldnt and as he says I dont want to take the pay cut.This is a ridiculous poll.My guess is Nelson would win in a poll against Tiger Woods or Urban Meyer but what would it tell us. Absolutely nothing.

Jeff Jackie

I love the spin of the liberal pollster. Nelson is unstoppable? Oh, really?Nelson voted for Obamacare, Stiumulus, FinReg and the entire Obama agenda. Once he is tied with that, we shall see how much of an uphill battle it is. This is a swing state, not some commie blue state like Washington or Massachusetts (where even there Dems are on the run).

Dustin Ingalls

Limbaugh was suggested, along with Mack, by one of our commenters when we asked for question suggestions last week.

Anonymous

PPP misses the point. Rush Limbaugh, with no political interest, no visibility as a politician, and no political money behind him would start out within 14 points of an established, incumbent Democrat Senator (according to a decidedly Left-wing polling outfit). Thats pretty impressive. And, as another commenter pointed out, Rush Limbaugh truly would eat Bill Nelson for lunch in a debate. Its strange to ask voters this type of a question. Most voters will assume its a joke and they wouldnt want to be seen as voting for a celebrity candidate who isnt actually running or serious about being involved in politics. If Limbaugh actually ran, youd be surprised at how seriously people would take him because it would be quickly apparent that hes not this cartoonish character the media make him out to be. Once the caricature of Limbaugh is destroyed and hes talking politics, hed overtake Bill Nelson within a matter of weeks.

Jordan Keiser

Talk about being desperate to get a mention on Rushs show! Are you guys hard-up?

Anonymous

What a bunch of Democrat BS. Nelson will NEVER win re-election. He is an Obama drone and as a former astronaut he sided with O-Dumb-O to close the space center. No one, not even and idiot, would agree to send him back to DC. Too many people lost their jobs because of him. You can keep spinning the democrat bull but nobodys buying, duh!

2421Rich

This post appears to be an attempt to distract us from the inevitable Democrat rout with a hypothetical political race two years from now. Of course Limbaugh would poll badly after being demonized for 20 years. Most people who dont like Rush have never even listened to him but have formed their opinion based on what they have heard and read in the main stream media.

Anonymous

Yes, this polls does seem to be a waste of time. So what if one commenter suggested testing this match-up? If not this celebrity Floridian, how about another one like one of the NASCAR racers? Im sure one commenter could just as easily suggested that.Now, there WAS news in the reporting about Nelson versus Jeb Bush. That would be a possible match-up, and it reveals just how weak Sen. Nelson is. To be polling just two points ahead should be cause for major alarm in Nelsons senatorial office.

NRH

Limbaugh is a terrified little whiner in any format where he doesnt get to control the microphones and the editing. He doesnt go on talk shows because the last time he did, he went on Letterman and was utterly obliterated. When he had his own short-lived TV show, he had the entire studio audience cleared out one day when they called him on his BS. Hes a terrible debater, and he knows it. He also has far too many enormously racist and idiotic statements on the record to make it through a campaign. His audience of dittoheads would come out and vote as they were told, but hed never be able to overcome his far-right insanity with moderates or independents, let alone draw Democratic votes.

Jonathan

Bill Nelson is as popular as syphilis right now here in FL.

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