Politics & Policy

New Poll: Crist Leads, Guv Race Close, Obama Down

The new Quinnipiac University poll is here. The Senate results:

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist leads the three-way race for the U.S. Senate seat with 37 percent, followed by 32 percent for Republican Marco Rubio and 17 percent for Jeff Greene, the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. If U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek wins the Democratic primary, Crist’s lead would be 39 percent to 33 percent for Rubio and 13 percent for Meek.

As for the Sunshine State’s gubernatorial contest:

The three-way race for Governor is a squeaker between Democrat Alex Sink, the State Chief Financial Officer, and either of the Republican candidates, retired health care executive Rick Scott or Attorney General Bill McCollum, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University survey finds. Scott gets 29 percent to Sink’s 27 percent with independent Bud Chiles receiving 14 percent. If McCollum wins the GOP primary, he would get 27 percent to 26 percent for Sink and 14 percent for Chiles.

And how’s the Obama administration faring in Floridians’ eyes? Badly:

Obama approve/disapprove is 46 – 50 percent for Floridians.

Obama handling of Gulf oil spill  is 44 – 50 percent.

“Health care overhaul” approve/disapprove is 36 – 53 percent.

The survey also records that support for a constitutional amendment banning offshore drilling within 10 miles is 62 percent, with 34 percent opposing.

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