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Chamber poll: gov race tightening, Crist still with wide lead



The Florida Chamber just released an interesting poll. The pro-business group that has long supported Attorney General Bill McCollum and other Republicans showed close races for both the GOP gubernatorial primary and the general election match up. According to the poll, Rick Scott leads McCollum 35-30, with 33 percent undecided.

In the general election, Scott leads Alex Sink 30-26, with 15 percent going to indy Bud Chiles. With McCollum in the race, the numbers are similar, 31-26-15.

The poll shows Gov. Charlie Crist with a 42-31-14 lead over Republican Marco Rubio and likely Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek.

The survey of 607 likely Florida voters was conducted June 9-13 by the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute and Cherry Communications. It has a 4 percent margin of error. The Chamber also did not release full cross-tabs or the wording of all questions.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:43am]


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