New poll shows Scott hits 50 percent mark with voters, 6 point lead over Sinkby Dara Kam | September 24th, 2010
A new Rasmussen poll shows GOP gubernatorial nominee Rick Scott with a six point lead over Democrat opponent Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink.
The telephone poll found that 50 percent of likely voters said they will cast their ballot for Scott with Sink getting 44 percent.
Rasmussen Reports now shifted the race from a toss-up to leaning Republican in its latest Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.
Earlier this month, Sink had a slight edge over Scott, with a 48 to 47 percent lead.
Both polls included “leaners,” likely voters who initially respond that they have no preference for either candidate but when asked again say they prefer a particular candidate.
A Mason Dixon poll released yesterday showed Sink with a 7 point lead over Scott. That poll of likely voters gave Sink 47 percent of the vote compared to 40 percent for Scott, with 11 percent undecided.