Polls favor McCain, Obama but not Martinez07/01/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Another day, another Florida Presidential Poll. Actually, two different polls were released today with two different results.
A Rasmussen poll shows John McCain leading Barack Obama, 48 to 41 percent- Obama with just a 44% approval rating in Florida, down 7 points in the last 8 days.
But a new Public Policy Polling survey shows Obama up by 2 points, 46 to 44 percent. In March, the same poll showed him trailing McCain 50 to 39 percent.
Dean Debnam is president of Public Policy Polling. His organization surveyed interviewed 723 likely voters in the state between June 26 and 29. His new poll shows that if Barack Obama were to select Florida Sen. Bill Nelson as his running mate, it would not necessarily compel Floridians to vote for Obama for president. Yet 6 percent said it would make them more likely to vote for Obama and 9 percemt said it would make them less likely; 9 percent were uncertain.
The poll also shows that a little over two years before he runs for re-election, Mel Martinez is extremely vulnerable, in particular against state Chief Financial Office Alex Sink.