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New poll shows Jolly and Sink in tight battle



A new poll conducted for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce shows David Jolly with a 44-42 lead over Alex Sink, but the lead is well within the margin of error, amplifying how close the race is in the final stretch.

Lucas Overby, the libertarian candidate, takes 7 percent while 7 percent of voters are undecided. Among voters who say they will definitely vote (83% of the sample) the race is tied at 43% each.

On Jolly's side is that 54 percent of these voters oppose Obamacare while only 39 percent support it.

The poll was conducted by Fabrizio, Lee and Associates and included 400 likely special election voters on Feb. 17-18. Cell phone interviews comprised 25% of the overall sample and landline interviews 75%. The MOE is +/-  4.9%.

The Chamber has run about $800,000 in TV ads on Jolly's behalf.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:18am]


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