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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Florida Governor's Race Opening Up

The news isn't good in the lastest poll showings for the Democrats in the Florida Governor's race. Rassmussen has the latest via Political Wire and the numbers aren't pretty:

February 15, 2006--Republican candidates Charlie Crist and Tom Gallagher have opened leads over potential Democratic challengers in the race to succeed Jeb Bush as Governor of Florida.
Attorney General Charlie Crist (R) leads Congressman Jim Davis (D) by five percentage points, 42% to 37%.
Davis trails the other potential GOP candidate, Tom Gallagher, by an even wider margin, 44% to 34%.
With Rod Smith as the Democrats' nominee, Crist leads 45% to 33% and Gallagher holds a 45% to 32% advantage.
Still, with none of the candidates earning more than 45% of the vote at this early point in the campaign season, this race is destined to be competitive.

Related data shows that Senator Bill Nelson (D) still leads Congresswoman Katherine Harris in his bid for re-election. Harris, however, has solidified her support among Republican and Crosstabs are available for Premium members..

Of the four candidates, Crist has the highest name recognition and is the only one to reach the 50% level of favorability. For Crist, the numbers are 50% favorable and 31% unfavorable.

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I haven't made my choice yet in this race but my gut tells me that of the two Davis is more organized. Right now it's a toss up between the two in the primary. But heaven help us if Christ get's in there. If you thought Jebby was bad.......


Anonymous said...

I don't know, Gallagher seems like a lunatic to me.

Michael said...

Actually, all the GOP candidates to date aren't people you could feel comfortable with. It's just that from all the sources I've ever come into contact with says Christ is dumber than a stump.

Bob said...

The numbers aren't pretty? Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

But then again, come November, the numbers will be even uglier (or prettier depending on your point of view).