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New chamber poll



"TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 1, 2006) - Today, the Florida Chamber of Commerce released a statewide poll that reveals substantial movement for both Republican Gubernatorial candidates. In contrast to the Florida Chamber poll on Friday, August 25, Attorney General Charlie Crist has considerably shifted from 39 to 48 percent, and CFO Tom Gallagher has moved from 29 to 36 percent. The undecided voters, which previously accounted for one-third of the respondents, have decreased from 29 to 14 percent. 

"This poll released by the Florida Chamber today shows that there are less undecided voters as we get closer to the primary," said Marian Johnson, vice president of political strategy for the Florida Chamber. "Though there is a 12-point spread between the candidates, all eyes need to be on this race as it continues to tighten in the home stretch before the primary." 

Conducted by InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Research on August 30-31,2006, this poll was a phone survey of 300 likely voters in the Republican primary. It was weighted for age, race, gender and geographic distribution with a sampling error of plus or minus 6 percent. In contrast to other recently conducted polls, only respondents who replied were "definitely" voting were included in the results. The survey did not include "leaners" or those undecideds that are required by the surveyor to choose a candidate.  The unique screening for "definite" voters is utilized by InsiderAdvantage where low voter turnout is projected."

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