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Poll: Marco Rubio leads by 8, Alex Sink by 7, Pam Bondi by 8



Another day, another poll. This one is live caller Suffolk University poll of 500 likely Florida voters ( MoE +/- 4.4%):  With a little over two weeks left in the 2010 election cycle, Republican Marco Rubio (39 percent) leads Independent candidate Charlie Crist (31 percent) by 8 points and Democrat Kendrick Meek (22 percent) by 17 points in the race for U.S. Senate, according to the latest Suffolk University/WSVN poll. Libertarian Alexander Snitker trails with only 2 percent and 6 percent of likely voters remain undecided.

In the race for governor, current Chief Financial Officer of the state of Florida and Democratic candidate Alex Sink (45 percent) leads Republican candidate Rick Scott (38 percent) by 7 points. Independent candidates split 4 percent of the vote – Peter Allen (2 percent), C.C. Reed (1 percent), Daniel Imperato (1 percent), while 13 percent of likely voters remain undecided.

“Florida may be deploying one party to Washington and another party to Tallahassee,” said David Paleologos, director of the Political Research Center at Boston’s Suffolk University.  “Rubio’s biggest ally in the U.S. Senate race is his Democratic opponent

who is preventing Independent Crist from overtaking Rubio.  In the governor’s race Democrat Alex Sink’s biggest ally is her opponent’s negative ads against her.  They are turning voters off and turning voters away from Republican Scott.”

When asked which candidate for governor has run a more negative campaign, 42 percent of likely voters said Republican Rick Scott, 23 percent said Democrat Alex Sink, and 35 percent remain undecided....In the race for attorney general, Republican Pam Bondi leads with 38 percent of the vote. Democrat Dan Gelber has 30 percent, while Independent Jim Lewis has 7 percent, with 26 percent of likely voters remaining undecided.

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[Last modified: Monday, October 18, 2010 6:33pm]


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