- Rick Scott narrowly leads Alex Sink in new poll
Republican Rick Scott narrowly leads Democrat Alex Sink in Florida’s too-close-to-call governor’s race thanks to enthusiastic conservatives and widespread dissatisfaction with the economy, according to a new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll.
- Republicans appear headed to sweep Cabinet races
The survey for the St. Petersburg Times, the Miami Herald, Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13 shows Republicans with wide leads in races for attorney general, chief financial officer and agriculture commissioner, though a significant chunk of voters remain undecided.
U.S. Senate race
- Marco Rubio takes huge lead
Republican Marco Rubio is on the verge of delivering one of the biggest political knockouts in Florida history, as a new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll shows him barreling into Florida's open U.S. Senate seat 15 percentage points ahead of Gov. Charlie Crist.
- Voters unlikely to approve constitutional amendment proposals. Proposals to loosen Florida's class size caps, to limit the Legislature's power to protect lawmakers' seats and to put some building and development questions on local ballots all appear headed toward defeat, according to a new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll.