Sink leads Scott by 7 points, Mason-Dixon poll saysby Jeff Ostrowski | September 23rd, 2010
Alex Sink holds a 7-point lead over Rick Scott in the Florida governor’s race, according to a poll released today by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.
The poll of 625 likely voters gives Sink 47 percent of the vote and Scott 40 percent, with 11 percent undecided and 1 percent for each of two minor candidates.
Scott’s reputation took a hit during his GOP primary battle with Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, leaving 47 percent of voters with an unfavorable impression of him, Mason-Dixon said. Sink had a negative rating among only 23 percent of voters.
“He is hampered by a very high negative rating that is the result of his brutal primary race,” says Mason-Dixon’s Brad Coker.
How the numbers break down:
- Sink leads 56-31 in Southeast Florida, 51-37 in Tampa Bay and 44-41 in Central Florida.
- Scott leads 52-37 in North Florida and 47-40 in Southwest Florida.
- Scott leads 51-41 among men.
- Sink leads 53-30 among women.
- Sink leads 44-37 among independents.
The poll’s margin of error is four percentage points.