(CNN) – The race for Florida's open Senate seat may appear all but decided, however the Sunshine State's gubernatorial contest is anything but a runaway.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, Florida's chief financial officer, Democrat Alex Sink, holds a razor thin 1-point lead over former health care executive Rick Scott. Among likely voters, Sink has 44 percent of the vote to Scott's 43 percent, with a key 9 percent still undecided. Sink's lead is well within the poll's margin of error.
"In the governor's race, the victor will be whoever wins a majority of the 9 percent of likely voters who remain undecided at this late date," said assistant director of polling, Peter A. Brown.
In the last week, Scott gained two points against Sink, who led 45 to 41 when the poll was conducted October 18-24. In that poll, 11 percent of likely voters were undecided.
In the latest poll, which was conducted October 25-31, 925 likely voters were surveyed by phone. The poll had a sampling error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.