The St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 poll shows Clinton with a 24-point lead over her closest competitor, Barack Obama. This lead may be difficult to close in on, since most of the Democrats are not actively campaigning in Florida after the conflict over Florida’s early presidential primary.
Clinton is overwhelming favored with 48 percent, compared to 24 percent for Barack Obama. Eight percent favored former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards and four percent supported Joe Biden.
Among Republican voters, Giuliani leads with 17-points, while former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson slipped in numbers. The poll showed him in fifth place with 8 percent support, behind former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, with 9 percent, Arizona Sen. John McCain with 12 percent, Mitt Romney with 19 percent and Giuliani with 36 percent.
The telephone poll of 800 registered Florida voters was conducted from Nov. 4-7. The margin of error was plus or minus 5.3 percentage points for the Democratic primary poll and 5.5 percentage points for the Republican primary poll.
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- CNN Political Assignment Editor Marissa Muller