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Charlie rocks, Hillary beats Rudy, Mitt rises



From a 10/17-19 Florida Chamber poll by Insider Advantage/Majority Opinion Research: Crist has 79% approval rating even as 51% say Florida is heading in the wrong direction; 39% say property taxes are most important issue, followed health care 18%; property insurance 16% and education 8%.

"Property taxes have made a significant increase in voter consciousness from 33 percent of voters to 39 percent," said Marian Johnson, political veteran and vice-president of political strategy for the Florida Chamber. "This sudden 6 percent increase underscores the recent increase in voter frustration with the property tax issue."

On the presidential front, Mitt's now no. 2: Guiliani – 33%; Romney – 17%; Thompson – 13%; McCain – 9%; No opinion – 17%. Among Ds: Clinton – 53%; Obama – 19%; Edwards – 9%; In the general election: Hilliary Clinton – 37%, Rudy Guiliani – 34%, Undecided – 29%. She beats Thompson 39-31 and Romney 39-32.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 11:23am]


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