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PPP poll: Alex Sink 48%, David Jolly45%, Lucas Overby 6%

10

March

Release from Public Policy Polling:

A new Public Policy Polling survey for tomorrow’s special election in Florida’s 13th Congressional District finds that Democrat Alex Sink is holding a 48-45 lead over her
Republican opponent David Jolly, with Libertarian Lucas Overby at 6%.

Key findings from the survey include:

-Sink has amassed a large lead during the early voting period, getting 52% among those who have already voted to just 45% for Jolly. We find that 60% of those who say they will vote have done so already, putting Jolly in a position where he will have to make up a lot of ground on election day.

-Sink is overcoming the district’s Republican registration advantage by overwhelmingly winning independent voters. She is getting 61% with them to only 27% for Jolly.

-69% of voters in the district say that it’s important for their new member in Congress to address the problem of climate change, including 44% who say it’s ‘very important.’ The joint ad campaign the LCV Victory Fund and the Sierra Club have run highlighting Jolly’s lack of interest in addressing the issue has really worked to Sink’s advantage- voters trust her more than Jolly to address climate change by a 17 point margin, 48/31.

And among voters who say they consider addressing climate change to be ‘very important,’ she leads by 62 points at 77/15.

PPP interviewed 702 likely voters from March 7th  to 9th. The margin of error for the pol is +/-3.7%. This survey was conducted on behalf of the LCV Victory Fund.

[Last modified: Monday, March 10, 2014 2:46pm]

    

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