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Poll: McCollum 46%, Sink 35%; Crist approval at 51%

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Rasmussen robo poll:  The race to replace Charlie Crist as governor of Florida still leans Republican with little movement in either direction.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state shows state Attorney General Bill McCollum leading Democrat Alex Sink 46% to 35%. Polls last month and in October showed similar results. In all three polls, the Republican’s support is between 44% and 46% while Sink’s numbers range from 35% to 39%.....McCollum earns favorable reviews from 53% of the state’s voters and unfavorable marks from 30%. Those figures include 16% who have a Very Favorable opinion and 13% with a Very Unfavorable view. McCollum was a member of the U.S. Congress for 20 years before quitting to run unsuccessfully for the GOP Senate nomination in 2004.

Sink is the state’s chief financial officer and hopes to become Florida’s first woman governor. She is viewed favorably by 39% and unfavorably by 34%. Her ratings include 13% with a Very Favorable opinion and 12% with a Very Unfavorable view.

...Crist once enjoyed sky-high ratings in the state but now receives approval from 51% of voters. That’s down a point from a month ago. It’s interesting to note that his approval ratings are virtually identical among Republicans, Democrats and unaffiliated voters. Overall, just 10% Strongly Approve, while 17% Strongly Disapprove.

Barack Obama narrowly won Florida’s Electoral College votes in 2008, but just 42% of Florida voters now approve of the way he’s handling the job.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 1:16pm]

    

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