McCollum Disputes Voter Poll
The 2010 election is still 18 months away, but polls are picking leaders and candidates are already disputing the results.
A recent poll gave gubernatorial hopeful Alex Sink a four-point lead over her Republican rival Bill McCollum.
According to the Capitol News Service, the state Republican Party says those results are flawed and points to other polls that show their candidate ahead.
“This is the only one that showed me behind," Attorney General Bill McCollum said. "I think I’ll take the one that showed me ahead nine."
Quinnipiac defends its poll, attributing Sink’s lead to a Republican backlash. However, the state Republican Party insists Quinnipiac polled an unfair number of Democrats.
The poll also shows Gov. Charlie Crist with a huge lead in the U.S. Senate race.
A surge in voter registration is giving Democrats an edge, according to the news service.
“We think it is a very, very good sign for us," said Leonard Joseph, Florida Democrats executive director.
Crist isn’t concerned with the rising number of registered Democrats or the latest poll.
“The poll that matters is the one on Election Day," Gov. Charlie Crist said.
And with many voters still undecided, pollsters will continue to conduct surveys and the results will likely fluctuate.
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