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Ben Carson takes an eight-point lead over Donald Trump in Iowa

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Thanks in large part to female support, Ben Carson has taken an eight-point lead over Donald Trump in Iowa, home of the first caucus, according to a Quinnipiac poll released on Thursday. Carson is at 28 percent, and Trump is at 20 percent. A month ago, a Q poll had Trump at 27 percent, and Carson at 21 percent. Marco Rubio is third in the new survey with 13 percent. That’s an eight-point increase for him since September. Ted Cruz is next…

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Rick Scott right side up in new Q poll, 45-44 percent

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Rick Scott has been governor of Florida for over 5 1/2 years now, but other than his two election-day victories, he’s been more down than up when it comes to his personal approval ratings throughout his controversial tenure. That’s why the governor and his supporters have to be giddy this morning, after a Quinnipiac poll released early Tuesday shows Scott right side up, 45-44 percent, with 10 percent undecided. “With little attention on him these days, Gov. Rick Scott gets his best…

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Bill McCollum leads Alex Sink by narrow margin according to new poll

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Republican Bill McCollum, Florida’s attorney general, leads Democrat Alex Sink, the state’s chief financial officer by 4 points in their race for governor, a much smaller margin than reported by a Florida newspapers poll in late March, according to a Quinnipiac University survey conducted April 8-13. – McCollum is ahead by 40 percent to 36 percent with 21 percent undecided. McCollum gets 83 percent support from fellow Republicans compared to 73 percent for Sink among Democrats, and he leads her 37 percent to 28 percent among independents, with 29 percent undecided. In Quinnipiac’s January…

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Poll: Charlie Crist losing to Marco Rubio

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For the first time, a new poll shows that Gov. Charlie Crist is losing to former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in Florida’s nationally watched Republican U.S. Senate race. Rubio leads by just 3 percentage points — 47-44 — and is well within the error margin of the Quinnipiac University poll. Yet the trend of Rubio’s rise and Crist’s fall is stark. In October, Crist led 50 – 35 percent. In August, Crist’s lead was even bigger (55 – 26)…

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