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Q poll: Scott reverses poll numbers, leads Sink by 6 points

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October

The latest from Quinnipiac shows that Scott has come from behind over Sink with a new six-point edge. Here's the top lines:

Republican Rick Scott holds a 49 – 43 percent lead over State Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the Democrat, in the race to become Florida’s next governor, according to today’s Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters whose overall low opinion of President Barack Obama appears to be dragging Sink down.

Scott’s lead comes despite a television advertising campaign that voters say they find annoying, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University survey, conducted by live interviewers, finds. 

Although Scott holds a 6-point lead in the horse race, the candidates have almost identical favorability ratings from Florida likely voters: 39 – 39 percent for Sink and 41 – 40 percent for Scott.  Download Quinnipiac Poll 100110

“Rick Scott’s millions in TV advertising may annoy voters, but it won him the Republican nomination and is pushing him to a 6-point general election lead,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

 

 

 

 

 

[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:32pm]

    

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