Thursday, October 28, 2010
The Florida governor’s race is a bit tighter as Election Day nears.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Sunshine State finds Republican Rick Scott with a three-point lead – 48% to 45% - over Democrat Alex Sink. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate in the race, while four percent (4%) are still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The race, which shifted a week ago to Leans Republican, now moves back to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
A week ago, Scott posted a six-point lead, 50% to 44%, the widest gap between the candidates in six months of polling. The race has been close for weeks since Scott’s upset win over Bill McCollum in the state GOP Primary in August. In seven surveys since then, Scott has earned 41% to 50% of the vote, while Sink has won 36% to 47% support. The candidates were in a near tie at the beginning of September.
Sink, the state’s elected chief financial officer, and Scott, a wealthy businessman and former health care executive, tangled in their last debate Monday night. This survey was taken on Wednesday.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Florida was conducted on October 27, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Additional data from this survey can be found at www.rasmussenreports.com/Florida.
Rasmussen Reports will release its latest numbers on Florida’s U.S. Senate race later this week.
How do Florida voters rate their own finances these days, and how do the candidates benefit from those perceptions? How important is a candidate's personal character to voters in the state? Become a Platinum member and find out.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
ORRasmussen Reader subscribers can now get full access to current articles for 1 year for $24.95
Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.
We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.
Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.
To learn more about our methodology, click here.