It may be a year away but the pollsters have been watching the likely outcome of the Florida Governors race for some time.
Today it as announced that Republican candidate Bill McCollum has a double digit lead over the Democratic candidate Alex Sink. In June McCollum had an 8 point lead. As of today it was 11 points. McCollum leading Sink 46% to 35%. Five percent (5%) favor another candidate, and 15% are undecided.
McCollum leads by 14 points among men and by eight among women. In June, women voters were almost evenly divided between the two candidates.
Voters not affiliated with either major party favor McCollum by eight points, but 28% of these voters are undecided.
Bill McCollum is well known in Florida. He has served in the U.S. Congress for 20 years.
Looks like the Florida race will be interesting to keep an eye on. (Polls)