McCollum Surges to Lead in GOP Race; but Constant, Relentless Ads Are Feeding Voters' Negative Notions of Both Candidates
Hannan, Larry, The Florida Times Union
Byline: LARRY HANNAN
It was pouring rain in Jacksonville on Thursday afternoon, but it was still a beautiful day for Attorney General Bill McCollum.
After trailing former health care CEO Rick Scott for months in the Republican primary for governor, a new poll released Thursday showed McCollum with support of 34 percent of likely GOP voters, to 30 percent for Scott.
That's a sizable point swing in only seven days, when a similar Mason-Dixon poll showed Scott leading, 37-31.
The likely nominee when the race began, McCollum has been trailing Scott for months. He acknowledged Thursday's Mason-Dixon poll while touring a manufacturing plant in Jacksonville's Murray Hill.
"I think more people have started paying attention to this race," …
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Publication information: Article title: McCollum Surges to Lead in GOP Race; but Constant, Relentless Ads Are Feeding Voters' Negative Notions of Both Candidates. Contributors: Hannan, Larry - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: August 13, 2010. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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