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Rasmussen: McCain Leads By 7 In Florida

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McCain – 48%
Obama – 41%

This is down from a 10 point lead a month ago.

The details…

  • McCain leads by seventeen points among men but trails by two among women.
  • Obama has a huge lead among voters under 30 while McCain leads among those 30 and older.
  • McCain is supported by 85% of Republicans while Obama earns the vote from 71% of Democrats.
  • Unaffiliated voters are fairly evenly divided.

And on the topic of opening up offshore drilling, Floridians give it a thumbs up…

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of Florida voters favor offshore drilling while 32% are opposed.

Eighty-three percent (83%) of Republicans favor offshore drilling and unaffiliated voters favor it by a 54% to 34% margin. Democrats are more evenly divided—38% favor drilling while 50% are opposed.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Florida voters say it’s likely that offshore drilling will reduce the price of gas and oil while 39% disagree.

More as it develops…