Alex Sink Leads Rick Scott by One Point Day Before Election
Quinnipiac University's latest Florida poll numbers are significant because, well, it's a day before the election. It is also one of the first polls taken after "Debate Gate." The governor's race remains supertight, with Alex Sink leading Rick Scott by only a single point. It's a completely different story in the Senate race, with Marco Rubio running the table.
The "iCheat" or "Debate Gate" or whatever you want to call it apparently wasn't disastrous for Sink. She's leading in the Q Poll by a narrow 1 percent. However, Quinnipiac started the survey the day of that debate, but most respondents were surveyed after the incident.
Forty-four percent of likely voters will cast their ballot for Sink, while 43 percent will select Scott. Nine percent of voters still don't know who they're voting for, and 5 percent say they can still change their mind.
Basically, this race will come down to voter turnout. If Republicans show up en masse, Scott might get the advantage: They prefer him 81-10. If independents and Democrats get out to vote, Sink will likely emerge the victor. She has a steady lock on voters in her own party, and leads among independent voters 47-34. She's also viewed more favorably by voters.
It's a different story in the Senate race. Marco Rubio leads with 45 percent. Charlie Crist comes in a distant second at 31 percent, and Kendrick Meek brings up the rear with 18 percent. Only 8 percent of voters say they're likely to make up their mind.
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