Alex Sink continues to gain ground in November's race for governor as the two Republicans wage an expensive battle to drive up each other's negatives, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds. If she were to face Bill McCollum (as yesterday's Q poll suggests), she would lead 31 percent to 29 percent. Against Rick Scott, she had a 33-29 lead. In both cases, indy Bud Chiles gets 12 percent and about a fifth of the electorate is undecided.
In the Senate race, Charlie Crist continues to hold about a seven point edge over Marco Rubio. According to the poll, his lead is relatively the same regardless of who the Democratic nominee is. Against Kendrick Meek, Crist leads 39-32-16, while facing Jeff Greene he is up 40-32-15.
The poll was conducted from Aug. 11-16 and has a margin of error of 3 percentage points with a 1,096 sample size.
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