Political Polling in Florida: Wave 2

Rubio leads Florida Senate race, Governor’s race remains close

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Washington, DC - The latest Reuters-Ipsos poll (conducted September 10-12, 2010) of 600 registered Florida voters show Republicans continue to have a good chance of winning both state-wide offices. Most voters continue to be primarily concerned with the economy and jobs with the percentage listing the economy as their primary concern increasing by 10 points since July.

In the Senate race, Marco Rubio has a clear lead among Likely Voters (40%, with Crist on 26% and Meek on 21%) -- his lead has really jumped since the primaries. The fact that there is now a Democratic contender is likely taking support away from Crist, as his support among Democrats has, until recently, been very strong. This is despite approval ratings for Crist as governor remaining strong.

The Gubernatorial race is proving very close, with the candidates statistically head-to-head (Scott 47 / Sink 45). It may be that the Republicans are benefitting from solidifying behind a chosen nominee.

More data and full technical details are available in the topline document available for download to the right.

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Political Polling in Florida: Wave 2

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Julia Clark
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Ipsos Public Affairs