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Poll in governor's race has Bill McCollum leading Alex Sink 47-36



Rasmussen Reports' latest poll has Bill McCollum leading Alex Sink in the governor's race, 47 percent to 36 percent. The automated survey was conducted before the health care bill passed:

Forty-one percent (41 percent) of Florida voters favor the health care plan passed by congressional Democrats, while 57 percent oppose it. These findings include 29 percent who strongly favor it and 50 percent who strongly oppose it. This is slightly higher opposition than is found nationally and works to McCollum’s advantage.

The GOP attorney general is preferred by 78 percent of those who strongly oppose the plan. The bulk of those who strongly favor the legislation (79 percent) give the nod to Sink.

McCollum leads by 18 points among men and holds a narrow seven-point lead among women voters. Voters not affiliated with either major political party prefer the Republican by 20 points.

Ten percent (10 percent) of Florida voters have a very favorable opinion of Sink, while 17 percent view her very unfavorably.

For McCollum, very favorables total 18 percent and very unfavorables 12 percent.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:24am]


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