Senior Democratic Senator Bill Nelson may be the most popular state-wide elected politician in Florida right now, but considering all the others are newly elected, that's not exactly surprising or necessarily an indication that his reelection bid in 2012 is in the best shape. His approval ratings may be better than Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, but he only holds a slight edge over a generic Republican challenger in a poll released today.
45 percent of Floridians approve of the way Nelson is handling his job, while only 21 percent disproveaccording to Quinnipiac
. Even more Republicans approve of Nelson than disapprove. More than any other politician in Florida he seems to be in OK standing with almost every demographic, regional, and political identification group.
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