She may be trailing in many recent polls, but Democratic state Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink still leads the Florida gubernatorial race in a newly released Mason-Dixon survey. The latest poll finds Sink leading Republican former hospital executive Rick Scott 44%-40%.
When Mason-Dixon looked at this race on September 22, the Democrat was leading by seven points, 47%-40%. An October 3 Sunshine State News poll had Scott on top of the contest by two points, 44%-42%. Just prior to that, Republican-leaning pollster Public Opinion Strategies had him up 46%-42% and a Rasmussen survey showed a 46%-41% advantage for the Republican nominee.