Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10073

Geography Surveyed: Florida
Data Collected: 08/21/2006 - 08/23/2006
Release Date: 08/24/2006 11:10 AM ET
Sponsors: WFLA-TV Tampa, WKRG-TV Mobile-Pensacola, WPTV-TV West Palm Beach, WTLV-TV Jacksonville

Crist 2:1 Atop Gallagher in FL GOP Governor Primary: In a Republican Primary for Governor of Florida today, 8/24/06, Florida Attorney General Charlie Crist wins the nomination, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WFLA-TV Tampa, WKRG-TV Pensacola, WPTV-TV West Palm Beach, and WTLV-TV Jacksonville. 12 days from the 9/5/06 Primary, Crist defeats Florida CFO Tom Gallagher 60% to 31%. Since an identical SurveyUSA poll 7/11/06, Crist is flat, Gallagher is up 8 points. Crist leads among all demographic groups. Gallagher does relatively best among voters with a college degree, and in Southeastern FL.

Harris Below 50% ... But Still 2:1 Atop Challengers for GOP Senate Nomination: In a Republican Primary for United States Senator from Florida today, 8/24/06, Congresswoman Katherine Harris wins the nomination, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WFLA-TV Tampa, WKRG-TV Pensacola, WPTV-TV West Palm Beach, and WTLV-TV Jacksonville. Harris gets 43% of the vote, down 8 points in the past 6 weeks. LeRoy Collins gets 20%, up 12 points. Will McBride gets 15%, up 1 point but dropping to 3rd place behind Collins. Peter Monroe gets 7%, up 4 points. Harris beats Collins by 30 points among Republican Primary voters who approve of the way President George W. Bush is doing his job. Harris trails by 1 point among Republican Primary voters who disapprove of the job President Bush is doing. The Primary is in 12 days, on 9/5/06.

Filtering: 2,200 Florida adults were interviewed 8/21/06 - 8/23/06. Of them, 1,908 were registered to vote. Of them, 758 were Republicans. Of them, 432 were judged to be "likely voters." Crosstabs reflect Likely Republican Primary Voters.

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  Asked of 432 Likely Republican Primary Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.7%

If the Republican Primary for Governor were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Charlie Crist? Tom Gallagher? Or some other candidate?

60% Crist
31% Gallagher
2% Other
8% Undecided

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  Asked of 432 Likely Republican Primary Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.8%

If the Republican Primary for United States Senator were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? LeRoy Collins? Katherine Harris? Will McBride? Peter Monroe? Or some other candidate?

20% Collins
43% Harris
15% McBride
7% Monroe
1% Other
15% Undecided

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