Crist says ACORN not a problem in Florida

10/21/08 Mitch E. Perry
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As investigations into voter registration fraud by the group ACORN continue in at least 10 states, John McCain's campaign has tried to tie the community organizing group to Barack Obama.

At the presidential debate last week, McCain said the community activist group is "on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy."

But today Florida governor – and John McCain supporter – Charlie Crist, said there were no such concerns about the issue in Florida

On a conference call with national reporters today, the governor was asked about the ground game in Florida. Four years ago, Democrats were convinced that a concentrated effort led by outside groups would give John Kerry a victory in Florida. That didn’t happen.

But Democrats say they’ve learned from what the GOP did four years ago.

Two new polls show the race to be a virtual dead heat. A Fox News/ Rasmussen poll released this morning shows McCain up by a point, while a Public Policy Poll released today has Obama up by a point, 48 to 47.

In both cases, the momentum in Florida has shifted to McCain. Both polls had Obama up a week ago – the Rasmussen poll by 5, Public Policy up by 3.

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