New poll numbers find Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist leading Democrat Jim Davis by 10 points with just under a month before the election. 3-percent of those polled by Quinnipiac University say they’re still undecided, and another 28-percent say they could still change their minds. It’s the first major poll to look at the two main candidates side by side. Quinnipiac’s Peter Brown says Crist is doing better among Democrats than Davis is with Republicans…
“Davis is only getting 74-percent of the Democratic vote while Crist is getting 22-percent…by comparison Davis is only getting 7-percent of the Republican vote. And to top things off Crist is winning Independent voters by 7 points. And all of that adds up to a pretty solid lead a month from the election.”
Brown says the poll also found 57-percent of likely voters hadn’t heard enough about Davis to form an opinion yet. And most who support him do so because he’s a Democrat. And he says when asked which issue was most important, property taxes won by a landslide.
The first major poll comparing Florida’s two main gubernatorial candidates finds Republican Charlie Crist with a 10 point lead over Democrat Jim Davis. Quinnipiac University conducted the poll of likely voters last week. Pollster Peter Brown says while there are only 10 points or so between them…Davis has significantly less name recognition than Crist does.
“Almost 6 in 10 voters – 57-percent – said they hadn’t heard enough about Davis to form an opinion, and we’re only a month from the election. In fact fully half of Davis voters say the reason they’re for him is because of his political party. In other words, they really don’t know that much about Davis.”
Brown says Davis has a tough job ahead of him to get his name out there before the November 7th election. The poll also asked which issue was most important to voters. Brown says property taxes got the most votes in that race…
Wednesday, 11 October 2006 01:00
Gubernatorial Candidate PollWritten by WGCU Newsroom