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Bill McCollum’s internal polls show he’s tied with Rick Scott

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In McLaughlin and Associates’ most recent poll, Bill McCollum and Rick Scott are tied at 40% on the Republican primary ballot for governor, with another 20% of voters undecided.
If the Republican primary election for Governor were held today, and the candidates were Bill McCollum and Rick Scott, which one of the following best describes how you are likely to vote between Bill McCollum and Rick Scott?

Republican primary voters view Bill McCollum as a stronger candidate than Rick Scott. By a margin of two to one, voters believe Bill McCollum will win the Republican primary for governor (42% to 23%). Additionally, by a margin of 39% to 29%, voters say Bill McCollum is better to defeat Democrat Alex Sink in the November election for governor.

Regardless of who you are voting for, who do you think will win the Republican primary for governor, Bill McCollum or Rick Scott?

Between Bill McCollum and Rick Scott, please tell me who is best described by each of the following statements. “Is better to defeat Democrat Alex Sink in November for governor.”

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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