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Mason-Dixon poll: Tight Cabinet races, weak support for class-size amendment

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TALLAHASSEE — The Republican candidates in the three races for Florida Cabinet are gaining traction with independent voters and slightly leading their Democratic rivals, according to a new poll that suggests 2010 is shaping up to be a good year for conservatives.

But it’s not a cakewalk.

The leads of Pam Bondi for attorney general, Adam Putnam for agriculture commissioner and Jeff Atwater for chief financial officer are well within the 4-percentage point error margin of the Mason-Dixon Research & Associates survey of likely Florida voters.

The poll shows far clearer results when it comes to the Legislature’s plan to scale back a constitutional limit on classroom sizes. It appears headed for certain defeat at the Nov. 2 polls. Another proposed constitutional amendment, which would give citizens a vote in growth management plans, has a fair chance of passing. Read more here.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:31pm]

    

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