Survey of 500 Likely Voters
July 25, 2006

2006 Election Polls:

Florida Governor

Charlie Crist (R) 47%
Jim Davis (R) 42%
2006 Election Polls:
Florida Governor
Tom Gallagher (R) 41%
Jim Davis (D) 44%
2006 Election Polls:
Florida Governor
Charlie Crist (R) 48%
Rod Smith (D) 35%
2006 Election Polls:
Florida Governor
Tom Gallagher (R) 45%
Rod Smith (D) 40%
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Florida Governor: Crist (R) Lead Narrows

Crist (R) 47%, Davis (D) 42%

Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist

This information will be released on RasmussenReports.com on August 1, 2006. This pre-release is provided for the private use of Premium Members Only.

In the sunshine state's competitive gubernatorial contest, Republican 
Attorney General Charlie Crist is still polling better against two Democrats than is Republican State Chief Financial Officer Tom 
Gallagher. But the latest Rasmussen Reports election poll shows Democratic Congressman Jim Davis gaining ground. 

Our June 22 survey indicated that Crist, the best known of the candidates, had carved out a double-digit advantage over both 
Congressman Davis and State Senator Democrat Rod Smith. At that time, Gallagher led Davis by four points, Smith by eight. 

In the new poll, Crist leads Davis among likely voters by only five points, 47% to 42%, while leading Smith 48% to 35%. Thus Crist's lead over Smith has widened slightly even as he loses ground to Davis. 

Meanwhile, Democrat Davis now edges out Gallagher, leading him 44% to 
41%. Gallagher has also lost a few percentage points against Smith, 
but still leads him by five.
 
Crist and Davis are both currently favored to win their parties' 
nominations, to be decided September 5.

In our last four Florida election polls, Crist has led Davis by varying amounts. Twice, the Republican has had a five point advantage and twice he has had a a double digit advantage. Those same polls have shown the Senate race to be no contest.

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