Mason-Dixon: McCollum takes lead over Scott

Pat McMahon Contributor
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Florida’s barroom brawl of a Republican gubernatorlal race is turning voters off and helping Attorney General Bill McCollum overcome a once double-digit lead held by Naples millionaire Rick Scott, a new poll shows.

The Mason-Dixon survey commissioned by news organizations, including the Orlando Sentinel, found McCollum with a slight 34-percent to 30-percent edge over Scott, with 33 percent of GOP voters undecided. But just a week ago, McCollum trailed Scott by 6 points – 31 percent to 37 percent — in a Mason-Dixon poll taken for Leadership Florida.

However, the rising public disgust with both candidates sems to be playing strongly to the advantage of Alex Sink, the Democratic hopeful whom pollster Brad Coker now says “has a golden opportunity to recapture the governorship for the Democrats no matter who the GOP selects as their nominee.”

Full story: Mason-Dixon: McCollum takes lead over Scott – Central Florida Political Pulse – Orlando Sentinel