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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Poll: Alex Sink 41, Rick Scott 39

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October

TCPalm/Zogby poll: The poll of 802 likely voters shows a statistical dead heat between Scott, 57, a Naples businessman, and Sink, 62, the state’s chief financial officer. Sink was favored by 41.1 percent of respondents, while 38.5 percent preferred Scott, which is within the margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Fifteen percent said they weren’t sure who they would support, while 5.3 percent said they support “someone else.”

“For it to be a 2-point race and 15 percent undecided, it just makes it too close,” said John Zogby, chairman of Zogby International. ...

Although the race appears close, the Zogby poll shows Sink with a distinct lead among independents — 53 percent to 24 percent — as well as with ideological moderates — 50 percent to 24 percent. ... The poll showed that about 50 percent of voters have a very favorable or somewhat favorable view of Sink, while about 45 percent said the same of Scott. Of respondents, about 31 percent had a somewhat unfavorable or not at all favorable view of Sink, compared to 38 percent for Scott.

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