GOP squabbles lift Sink in guv race; Crist tops Senate field in latest Q pollby George Bennett | August 19th, 2010
Democrat Alex Sink has inched to a within-the-margin-of-error lead over either Republican Bill McCollum or Rick Scott in the November governor’s race, a new Quinnipiac University poll says.
Sink leads McCollum by a 31-to-29 percent margin and Scott by a 33-to-29 percent margin in the latest survey, with independent Bud Chiles polling 12 percent and 20 percent of voters undecided. In Quinnipiac’s poll three weeks ago, either Republican held a slim lead over Sink.
In Florida’s U.S. Senate race, no-party Gov. Charlie Crist has a 39-to-32 percent lead over Republican Marco Rubio in the general election, with Democrat Kendrick Meek languishing at 16 percent. If Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene beats Meek in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, the new poll says he’d get only 15 percent in the general election, with Crist moving up to 40 percent.
President Barack Obama is treading water with Florida voters. The poll shows his approval and disapproval scores at 47 percent. That’s an improvement from last month, when 46 percent of Floridians approved of Obama and 50 percent disapproved.
The latest poll of 1,096 voters was taken Aug. 11-16 and has a 3.3 percent margin of error.