Republican hopeful Rick Scott has hit the 50% mark, but the Florida governor’s race remains one of the closest in the country.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida finds Scott with 50% support, while Democrat Alex Sink counters with 47% of the vote, also her best showing to date. Three percent (3%) like another candidate in the race. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The race continues to be a Toss-Up on the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard. The survey was taken the night before the candidates held their first televised debate.
Just over a week ago, Scott, a businessman and former health care executive, posted a five-point advantage. At the beginning of September, however, the candidates were virtually tied. Prior to this latest survey, Scott’s support since May has ranged from 35% to 46%, while Sink’s has run from 31% to 44%.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Florida was conducted on October 7, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.