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GOP poll: Bill McCollum 48%, Alex Sink 37%



Aug 4-5 poll of 600 likely Florida voters (MoE +/- 4%) by Public Opionion Strategies for the pro-Republican Florida Justice Reform Institute: Bill McCollum 48, Alex Sink 37. McCollum leads Sink among indepdendents 51 percent to 25 percent, and he wins 16 percent of Democrats, compared to Sink receiving 7 percent of Republicans. More from the pollster's memo:

• Bill McCollum is polling strong among the largest pocket of swing voters. Along the I-4 corridor McCollum is at 50% and Sink trails with 36% and 13% are undecided.
• Republicans even have an edge on the generic state Legislative ballot. When asked the generic ballot forty percent of voters choose a Republican candidate with a Democrat candidate receiving only 32% of the vote, with 27% undecided.
• Voters are growing angry (again) with the national political environment and growing dissatisfaction with President Obama. Forty-five percent of likely voters approve of Obama compared to 50% disapprove. And the state mood is upside down only 32% percent believe Florida is headed in the right direction and over half (58%) say Florida is on the wrong track.
• Almost two thirds of voters approve of Charlie Crist. Sixty-two percent approve of Crist to 35% disapprove. Crist approval is solid across party lines and ideologically he has a strong approval among moderates 67% approve and 32% disapprove.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:58pm]


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