Survey USA has one of the most eyebrow-raising of polls out that shows President Obama beating Mitt Romney 48-43%, but the numbers flip when it comes to the Florida Senate race where the Republican edges the Democrat by almost the same amount. Republican Rep. Connie Mack pulls in 48% and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson gets 42% of the vote.
Says SurveyUSA in its write-up headline: In Florida, Rising Barack Obama Tide Does Not Float Democrat Bill Nelson's Boat.
What makes the results stand out so much is that they're counterintuitive. Sure, the leads of Obama and Mack are within the poll's 3.9% error margin. But in almost every presidential-race year where there's a Senate candidate, the fates of the Republican candidate is tethered to the GOP candidate and the fate of the Democrats are similarly tied.
Mack believes this as well.