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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

FL Poll: McCain 48, Obama 41

Quinnipiac and ARG have Obama barely ahead in FL, but the latest Rasmussen poll is the sixth straight showing McCain in the lead in Florida. The robo poll also found 59 percent of Florida voters favor offshore drilling.

Rasmussen: McCain is now viewed favorably by 57% of Florida voters, a figure that has not changed since the previous survey. Obama is viewed favorably by 44%, reflecting a seven point decline in eight days. Even more dramatic is the fact that 40% of Florida voters have a Very Unfavorable opinion of Obama in the June 26 survey. That’s up from 29% eight days earlier before the debate over offshore drilling escalated. Eighteen percent (18%) of Florida voters now have a Very Unfavorable opinion of McCain, down from 21% in the previous survey.

"McCain leads by seventeen points among men but trails by two among women. Obama has a huge lead among voters under 30 while McCain leads among those 30 and older. McCain is supported by 85% of Republicans while Obama earns the vote from 71% of Democrats. Unaffiliated voters are fairly evenly divided. "

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:26am]


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