August 23rd, 2010
09:39 AM ET
4 years ago

Meek, McCollum lead in Florida, but many voters remain undecided

Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek has a ten point lead over Jeff Greene.
Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek has a ten point lead over Jeff Greene.

Washington (CNN) - Only one day of campaigning remains before Florida primary voters go to the polls, and with time running out a new poll reveals that massive numbers of voters remain undecided even after months of tough politicking.

Rep. Kendrick Meek holds a 39 percent to 29 percent lead over billionaire Jeff Greene in the Democratic Senate primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday morning. But 28 percent of likely Democratic voters say they are undecided in this contest.

In the marquee Republican match-up, Attorney General Bill McCollum holds a 39 percent to 35 percent lead over health care executive Rick Scott in the Republican gubernatorial primary. In that race, 22 percent of GOP voters say they have yet to choose a candidate.

"With one in five GOP voters and more than one in four Democrats undecided, anything is possible, but the internals of the poll are consistent with McCollum and Meek being ahead. They are more favorably viewed than their opponents and fewer of their backers say they might change their minds," assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Peter A. Brown said.

The poll, conducted between August 21 and 22, surveyed 771 Republicans and 757 Democrats by telephone. The survey has a sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 and 3.6 percent, respectively.


Filed under: 2010 • Florida • Jeff Greene • Kendrick Meek
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    "voters say they are undecided " well I can understand that. For the last several decades the American people have lost control over their Government. The middle class is getting squeezed on all sides forced to pay taxes and endless fees to support an bloated over grown local, state and federal governments to nearly half of their earnings.
    Yes we are undecided, we have tried the democrats, we have tried the republicans yet we get the same from either, more taxes and fees, more job cuts, more inflation, loss of our savings, loss of our retirement, our Social Security, our medical insurance, and the list goes on and on and on...

    Where are the choices? Where do the American voters look to for relief from the out of control Congress and the size of the government and the size of the debt? Who do we trust? The Democrats? The GOP? No both of these parties are no longer representing the people. Both of these parties are bought and paid for by the Special interest groups, PACs, Unions, Wall Street, banking, global Corporations are all contributing billions to re-election funds that undermine the people's representation.

    August 23, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  2. ronalde

    it doesn't matter charlie crist is a shoe-in ,in november.

    August 23, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Jeff Greene is a republican in democratic clothing. No matter who wins the democratic primary, Charlie Crist is going to win.

    August 23, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  4. PJ States

    Mccollum is a professional politician; Scott is a businessman. I'll go with Scott.

    August 23, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Republicans expect low Democrat voter turn out, wrong. Democrats will swing their vote behind Crist before they let a Republican win the Senate.

    August 23, 2010 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |