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Poll: Sink 38, McCollum 34

Quinnipiac June 2-7 poll (MoE +/- 2.8%): Bill McCollum 34 percent, Alex Sink 38 percent.

"Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink is ahead in the Governor's race when matched up against State Attorney General Bill McCollum, but voters give him a better job approval rating, 51 - 16 percent, than Sink's 39 - 17 percent," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "McCollum also has an arguably better favorability ratio, 40 - 13 percent, than does her 25 - 7 percent rating, with 66 percent who haven't heard enough to form an opinion."

"One reason may be that in the survey he is identified as a Republican and she a Democrat," Brown added. "In Florida, as in much of the nation these days, the GOP label is not necessarily a plus, even though 50 percent of voters say the fact that Florida's governor has been Republican since 1998 has been good for the state, compared to 37 percent who say GOP rule has been bad for Florida."


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 6:04pm]


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