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Zogby poll shows Sink 5 percentage points ahead of Scott

With independents showing their strong support for Democrat Alex Sink, the state's chief financial officer holds a lead over Republican Rick Scott 43.1 percent to 38.5 percent, according to a new Naples Daily News/Zogby poll.

The poll of 802 likely voters, conducted Oct. 18-21, shows 46 percent of independent voters are supporting Sink, compared to 26 percent for Scott. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. 

The numbers are a flip-flop of a Miami Herald/St. Petersburg Times/Bay News 9 poll conducted Oct. 15-19 which showed Scott with the lead 44 percent to Sink's 41 percent, all within that poll's 4.1 percent margin of error.