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Alex Sink tops Tampa Bay Business Journal reader survey of governor’s race

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There are some changing tides in the still relatively lackluster race for the Governor’s Mansion.

It was a whole different story in the last survey the newspaper did on this race in March, just after Lakeland state Sen. Paula Dockery announced. Bolstered in our nonscientific poll by urgings on her website, she took 47 percent, leading the pack. Alex Sink finished last among readers back then, with 7 percent of nearly 1,900 responses.

Sink has bounced back strong with the newspaper’s readers, winning this poll and taking 38 percent of the 560 votes cast — far fewer participation than the last survey.

With just 29 percent of the 560 votes cast, Bill McCollum now trails both new arrival Rick Scott and Sink with readers of the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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