Florida Chamber Poll Shows Scott, Rubio Leading

Monday, 04 Oct 2010 04:40 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican Rick Scott leads Democrat Alex Sink 46 percent to 42 percent in the race for Florida governor, reflecting a Republican-favoring mood in the Sunshine State, says Florida Chamber of Commerce official Marian Johnson.

The tally emerged from a Public Opinion Strategies poll the Chamber released today, a survey that also showed Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio with 7-point lead over Gov. Charlie Crist, who is running as an independent, and a 24-point lead over Democrat Kendrick Meek.

“The mood among Florida’s electorate is currently favoring Republican candidates,” said Johnson, senior vice president of the Chamber’s political operations. “Not only are Republican candidates polling higher than Democratic candidates, polling data reveals stronger interest and motivation to vote in the upcoming general election leans with Republican voters — an advantage for Republican candidates.”

The poll of 800 likely voters, conducted on Sept. 27-30, found these tallies in other races:
  • Attorney general: Republican Pam Bondi leading Democrat Dan Gelber, 38 percent to 26 percent
  • Chief financial officer: Republican Jeff Atwater leading Democrat Loranne Ausley 38 to 24 percent
  • Agriculture commissioner: Republican Adam Putnam leading Democrat Scott Maddox, 36 to 28 percent.

With four weeks remaining until the Nov. 2 vote, the poll also gauged voters’ interest in the elections:
  • Republicans: 60 percent of those registered in the GOP rated their interest a 10 on a 1-10 scale
  • Democrats: 49 percent also rated their interest a 10.

“The candidates have four weeks left to ensure voters hear their messages,” Johnson said. “In a campaign, four weeks is a lifetime, and I fully expect we will see candidate leads fluctuate.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

George P. Bush: I'm Not Endorsing Anyone in 2016 Race

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 18:45 PM

George P. Bush is not endorsing anyone for the White House in 2016, even if his father, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, be . . .

House Republicans Hire New Attorney for Obama Lawsuit

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 17:15 PM

House Republicans Friday signed a contract with a new attorney torepresent them in their lawsuit against President Barac . . .

Abbott, Davis Face Off in First Gubernatorial Debate

Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 13:39 PM

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis and state Attorney General Greg Abbott each scored points Friday in their first gubernatori . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved