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CNN/Time poll: Sink 49%, Scott 42%; Senate race deadlocked



A new CNN/Time poll of registered voters puts Democrat Alex Sink ahead of Republican Rick Scott in the Florida governor's race by a 7 point margin. Sink's 49 percent to 42 percent lead is built with a significant advantage among independent voters.

The poll includes "leaners" -- voters who aren't yet sold on their pick -- and is tempered by a 3.5 percent margin of error. See the full results here.

The fascinating numbers are in the cross-tabs. Sink hold the edge with support from South Florida where she tops her rival by a 62 percent to 33 percent margin (all other geographies are a dead heat or within the MOE) and among moderates where Sink leads Scott 67 percent to 24 percent (Sink wins liberals and Scott wins conservatives by similar proportions). Sink also bests Scott among those making less than $50,000 and those who live in urban areas.

The three-way U.S. Senate race is much closer: Marco Rubio 36 percent, Charlie Crist 34 percent and Kendrick Meek 24 percent. Crist pulls 44 percent of those who call themselves liberal and 21 percent of those identified as conservative.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 5:27pm]


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