Polls Have Scott Ahead Of McCollum For Florida GOP Governor’s Nomination

A new Mason-Dixon poll conducted for Leadership Florida and theFlorida Press Association reveals that multimillionaire Rick Scott’s lead over attorney general Bill McCollum has a 6 point edge over McCollum, a narrower lead than other recent polls that show Scott enjoying double-digit leads over McCollum. This latest poll shows the spread at just 37 percent to 31 percent, with 29 percent still undecided.

The poll’s results are similar to those released earlier today byAssociated Industries of Florida, which shows Scott running 7 percentage points ahead of McCollum.

“Hispanic Republicans favor McCollum over Scott by a 3-1 margin, which now is keeping McCollum in the race,” said Brad Coker, managing director of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, in a release.

“Perhaps Hispanic Republicans have been put off by Scott’s use of immigration as a wedge issue in the primary, while McCollum has communicated a position quite similar to that of Marco Rubio, which gives him some cover among Florida’s Cuban Republican community.”

Read more from Catherine Whittenburg at TBO.com

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