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McCollum tops Sink for governor in latest Q-Poll

by Dara Kam | August 19th, 2009

Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum edged out Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, a Democrat, by 38-34 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University poll. Twenty percent of the state’s likely voters polled remain undecided.

That flip-flops Sink’s 38-34 percent lead among likely Florida voters two months ago. Sink remains relatively unknown to Floridians, according to the poll from Aug. 12-17 of 1,136 likely voters. Nearly two-thirds of those polled said they don’t know enough about her to have an opinion of her job performance.

McCollum and Sink are both leaving office after one term in pursuit of the governor’s mansion. Gov. Charlie Crist is also vacating after one term to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, who stepped down before his first term in Washington is complete.

The poll also shows Crist with a healthy 55-26 percent lead over GOP primary opponent, former House Speaker Marco Rubio. In June, Crist held a 54-23 percent margin over Rubio.

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3 Responses to “McCollum tops Sink for governor in latest Q-Poll”

  1. nativewooder Says:

    I thought McCollum was running for dog catcher!!! Being a classless rude egotistical politician, that is the only office where he could earn my vote!!!!!

  2. V Says:

    Between the 2 I’d prefer Sink. McCollum has made a career of running, and mosly losing, for office.

    Overall, though, I’d much rather see some more people running. This state has a real leadership void.

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