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Bob Sparks: Polls have recently missed the mark; how about the GOP presidential field?

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Political opinion polls can be useful, but they can also be dangerous in a figurative sense. Those thinking the election is over because a poll says so can be in for the shock of their lives. Polls can get it wrong in a big way. We have some recent examples. Going into Tuesday night’s statewide elections in Kentucky, Republican Matt Bevin was trailing Democrat Jack Conway by 5 points in the race for governor, according to the final Bluegrass Poll…

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Poll: Rick Scott surges to 44-31 lead over Bill McCollum; Kendrick Meek, Jeff Greene neck-and-neck

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Political neophyte Rick Scott has surged to a 44 – 31 percent lead over Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum in the race for the Republican nomination for governor, apparently powered by a multimillion- dollar television ad blitz to introduce him to voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. In the contest for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, Jeff Greene, another political unknown with deep pockets, is following a similar approach of large TV ad spending to move into…

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What about Kendrick Meek?

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Why doesn’t Kendrick Meek get more respect? For the last few months, when talk turns to Florida, political pundits have focused on the meteoric rise of Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist in the state’s Republican primary for Senate. And today, with a new poll from Quinnipiac University showing Rubio opening up “an elephant sized 56-33 lead” over Crist, the commentariat seems more taken with the possibility of Crist running as an independent. The same survey shows Crist with a not-quite-statistically-significant…

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Latest polls show Bill McCollum, Charlie Crist cruising

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Republican Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum leads the state’s Chief Financial Officer, Democrat Alex Sink, 38 – 34 percent, among registered voters in the 2010 governor’s race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This reverses a 38 – 34 percent Sink lead in a June 9 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. The key is among independent voters who shift from 32 – 27 percent for McCollum June 9 to 38 – 23 percent today. Gov. Charlie…

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