Monday, October 30, 2006

Sink Takes Lead for First Time in Poll

A recent St. Petersburg Times poll surveyed 800 Florida voters. The poll found 41% for Democratic businesswoman Alex Sink, 35% for Republican Senate President Tom Lee and 24% undecided. The margin of error for the poll was 3.5%.

This is the first public poll I'm aware of that puts Sink ahead (and significantly ahead).

Another poll released by the Republican firm, Strategic Vision, found almost the reverse and gave Tom Lee 45% and Alex Sink 38%, with undecided 17 percent.

My personal suspicion is that Sink is creeping ahead, helped by her ads and an almost overwhelming advantage in newspaper endorsements (though I ultimately don't believe that every newpaper endorsements count for very much) and Lee's apparent inability to capitalize on any of his natural advantages. However, the one thing both polls agree on is that the undecided are huge and how they break will determine this race.


At 10/30/2006 02:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lee gets all his money from lobbyists and insurance companies. No way can he represent us.

Of course, he's claiming he passed lobbying reform, but that's a joke - the lobbyists wrote the reform!


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