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FL voters yawning over prez candidates, Dems should worry

All the talking heads and YouTube buzz and aside, neither the Republican nor Democratic presidential candidates appear to be exciting Florida voters, about a third of whom are undecided, according to a new poll.

The large undecided block is most striking among likely Republican primary voters who are almost as enamored of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani as they are of actor-politician Fred Thompson - who hasn't even officially declared, the poll by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research shows.

Pollster Brad Coker said the Democratic candidates should have more concern with the numbers because a Democratic presidential candidate will likely need to win Florida -- the only swing Southern state -- in the general election to win the White House.

But Democratic voters could get turned off by the national party's threat to all but nullify their ballots after Florida moved its primary to Jan. 29, when the party only wants four smaller states to vote.

About 21 percent back Giuliani, 18 percent favor Thompson and 11 percent John McCain, with the others in single digits. The poll's error margin is 5 percent. For the Democrats: Hillary Clinton is at 31 percent, Barack Obama is 17 and John Edwards is at 12.

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calfloridia

So with a 5% margin or error on the GOP slate - Thompson and Giuliani are basically tied!

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