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					Peter Brown, Assistant Director,
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
(203) 535-6203

Rubenstein Associates, Inc.
Public Relations
Contact: Pat Smith (212) 843-8026

  FOR RELEASE: JUNE 9, 2010
         CRIST EDGES RUBIO IN 3-WAY FLORIDA SENATE RACE,
                QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;
        VOTERS OPPOSE OFFSHORE DRILLING IN 48-POINT SWING
  Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, running as an independent, edges Republican Marco Rubio 37 – 33
  percent in the U.S. Senate race, with 17 percent for Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek,
  according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. If Jeff Greene gets the Democratic
  nod, Crist tops Rubio 40 – 33 percent with 14 percent for Greene.
         In the wake of the Gulf oil spill, Florida voters oppose 51 – 42 percent increasing the
  amount of offshore oil drilling, a 48-point swing from the 66 – 27 percent support for drilling in
  an April 19 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.
         President Barack Obama’s job approval is a negative 40 – 54 percent, his lowest point
  ever in Florida and down from a 50 – 45 percent approval April 19, right after his call for
  increased offshore drilling.
         Two Republicans, State Attorney General Bill McCollum and health care executive Rick
  Scott, lead Democrat Alex Sink 42 – 34 percent and 42 – 32 percent respectively in the race for
  Governor. A three-way race including independent Bud Chiles scrambles the race considerably.
  But a three-way gubernatorial race was tested only after Chiles announced his independent
  candidacy and has a larger sampling error than the rest of the poll.
          “Gov. Charlie Crist leads Marco Rubio by a nose in the Senate race. Obviously there is
  a long time until November, but the Governor is doing very well among independent voters,
  almost as well among Democrats as Meek, and better among Democrats than Greene,” said Peter
  A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “With Rubio getting
  two-thirds of the Republican vote, the fate of Gov. Crist, who switched from a Republican to
  independent six weeks ago, depends heavily on his ability to appeal to Democratic voters.”
                                                    -more-
Quinnipiac University Poll/June 9, 2010 – page 2
       “Clearly, the gulf oil spill has changed the way Floridians view offshore drilling and
almost certainly is responsible for the drop in President Obama’s approval rating,” said Brown.
“Voters disapprove 54 – 37 percent of the way Obama is handling the spill.”
       In a three way race with Meek, Crist gets 28 percent of Republicans, 37 percent of
Democrats and 51 percent of independents. Against Rubio and Greene, Crist gets 28 percent of
Republicans, 46 percent of Democrats and 51 percent of independents. By contrast, Rubio gets
just 7 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of independents in the Meek matchup and 6 percent
of Democrats and 25 percent of independents with Greene in the race.
       “Gov. Crist’s candidacy still benefits from a substantial name recognition advantage.
While only 11 percent of voters say they don’t know enough about Crist to have an opinion, for
Rubio that number is 34 percent. And more than 69 percent don’t know enough about Meek or
Greene to have formed a view. Since Crist’s chance of victory depends on a substantial showing
among Democrats, the question is whether he’ll retain his current share among them once the
eventual Democratic nominee becomes better known,” said Brown.
       With Chiles on the ballot, McCollum leads in the governor’s race, with 33 percent to 25
percent for Sink and 19 percent for Chiles. If Scott is the GOP nominee, he gets 35 percent with
Sink at 26 percent and Chiles at 13 percent.
       McCollum is the best known candidate for governor with only 32 percent of voters not
knowing enough about him to have an opinion, compared to 56 percent for Sink, 46 percent for
Scott and 81 percent for Chiles, son of former Governor and Senator Lawton Chiles.
       “The governor’s race was close even before Chiles entered it. But now, it’s a whole new
and even closer ballgame. The dynamics of a three-way race will force the Republican and
Democratic candidates to reconsider their strategies,” said Brown. “Ms. Sink remains relatively
unknown after four years as Florida’s chief financial officer. Scott, a political unknown until his
multi-million dollar TV ad buys, is actually better known than she at this point.”
       From June 1 – 7, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,133 Florida voters with a margin of
error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. For the Chiles matchups, there were 435 registered voters
with a margin of error of +/- 4.7 percent.
       The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public
opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and the
nation as a public service and for research.
For more data or RSS feed– http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or
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1. If the 2010 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were
Alex Sink the Democrat and Bill McCollum the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                              WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem     Ind        Men         Wom     Evnglcl

Sink                34%       8%       72%     33%        31%         35%    14%
McCollum            42       77         8      40         45          40     69
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      2        3         1       2          3           1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     3        2         1       5          3           3      2
DK/NA               19       11        19      21         18          20     12

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay         Cntrl   SthW       SthE

Sink                33%      35%       24%     26%        43%
McCollum            42       36        54      46         35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      3        4         2       1          1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     2        3         1       4          4
DK/NA               19       22        18      22         18

TREND: If the 2010 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were
Alex Sink the Democrat and Bill McCollum the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                     Jun 9    Apr 19     Jan 27      Oct 21      Aug 19     Jun 9
                     2010     2010       2010        2009        2009       2009

Sink                34        36         31          32          34         38
McCollum            42        40         41          36          38         34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      2         1          -           2           1          1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     3         2          2           2           1          2
DK/NA               19        21         25          27          25         25


2. If the 2010 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were
Alex Sink the Democrat and Rick Scott the Republican, for whom would you vote?

                                                                              WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem     Ind        Men         Wom     Evnglcl

Sink                32%       4%       69%     34%        28%         36%    13%
Scott               42       81         8      35         48          38     70
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      2        2         1       3          2           2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     2        1         1       4          3           2      1
DK/NA               21       11        20      24         19          23     14

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay         Cntrl   SthW       SthE

Sink                32%      31%       22%     28%        46%
Scott               46       39        50      48         34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      1        1         3       3          1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     2        3         3       1          2
DK/NA               19       27        23      21         17




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3. If the 2010 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were
Alex Sink the Democrat, Rick Scott the Republican and Bud Chiles running as an
independent candidate, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Sink                26%       6%       64%     19%    22%    29%    5%
Scott               35       73         7      26     39     31    64
Chiles              13        7        11      20     15     12    13
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      -        -         1       -      -      -     1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     2        -         2       5      1      3     2
DK/NA               23       14        16      29     22     25    15

4. If the 2010 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were
Alex Sink the Democrat, Bill McCollum the Republican and Bud Chiles running as an
independent candidate, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Sink                25%       9%       56%     19%    23%    26%    9%
McCollum            33       67         6      29     36     31    54
Chiles              19       12        16      24     19     18    17
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      1        2         1       -      1      1     5
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     3        1         2       6      3      3     2
DK/NA               19        8        19      22     17     21    13

5. If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today and the
candidates were Kendrick Meek the Democrat, Marco Rubio the Republican, and Charlie Crist
running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Meek                17%       2%       44%     10%    13%    20%    7%
Rubio               33       64         7      26     39     29    55
Crist               37       28        37      51     36     38    29
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      -        -         1       1      1      -     2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     1        -         1       2      2      1     -
DK/NA               11        6        11      10      9     12     7

                    North/
                    PnHnd    Bay       Cntrl   SthW   SthE
Meek                15%      12%       13%      9%    27%
Rubio               37       31        41      37     25
Crist               35       39        34      40     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      -        1         1       -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     1        3         1       -      1
DK/NA               13       14        10      14      7

TREND: If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today and the
candidates were Kendrick Meek the Democrat, Marco Rubio the Republican, and Charlie Crist
running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote?

                    Jun 9     Apr 15
                    2010      2010
Meek                17        24
Rubio               33        30
Crist               37        32
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      -         -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     1         1
DK/NA               11        13

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6. If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today and the
candidates were Jeff Greene the Democrat, Marco Rubio the Republican, and Charlie Crist
running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote?

                                                                                 WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem     Ind        Men         Wom        Evnglcl

Greene              14%       2%       35%     10%        13%         16%     8%
Rubio               33       66         6      25         36          31     56
Crist               40       28        46      51         39          40     29
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      1        -         -       1          1           -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     1        -         1       1          1           1      1
DK/NA               11        4        11      12         10          12      5

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay         Cntrl   SthW       SthE

Greene              13%      11%       14%     12%        19%
Rubio               34       33        40      38         25
Crist               39       36        34      43         47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)      -        1         -       1          -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)     2        2         -       -          1
DK/NA               11       16        11       7          9

7. Is your opinion of - Kendrick Meek favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?

                                                                                 WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem     Ind        Men         Wom        Evnglcl

Favorable           17%       5%       34%     16%        16%         17%     6%
Unfavorable         13       21         6      11         18           8     18
Hvn't hrd enough    69       72        59      72         63          74     75
REFUSED              1        1         1       -          2           1      2

TREND: Is your opinion of Kendrick Meek favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard
enough about him?

                                                                            FAVORABLE.....
                                                                            High    Low
                     Jun 9    Apr 15     Jan 26      Oct 21      Aug 19     Oct 21 Apr 16
                     2010     2010       2010        2009        2009       2009    2009

Favorable           17        18         18          20          14         20        11
Unfavorable         13         8          8           8           5          8         6
Hvn't hrd enough    69        73         72          71          80         71        82
REFUSED              1         1          1           1           1          1         1

8. Is your opinion of - Jeff Greene favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?

                                                                             WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem     Ind        Men         Wom    Evnglcl

Favorable           11%       4%       16%     15%        10%         12%     7%
Unfavorable         11       13        11       8         14           8     12
Hvn't hrd enough    77       81        73      77         75          78     79
REFUSED              1        2         -       -          1           1      3



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9. Is your opinion of - Maurice Ferre favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?

                                                                           WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom    Evnglcl

Favorable            8%       5%       14%     7%         9%         8%     6%
Unfavorable          6        8         7      4          8          4      4
Hvn't hrd enough    84       85        79     88         81         87     89
REFUSED              2        2         1      1          2          1      2


10. Is your opinion of - Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?

                                                                           WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom    Evnglcl

Favorable           36%      63%        8%    31%        44%        29%    53%
Unfavorable         28       11        47     30         29         26     17
Hvn't hrd enough    34       25        43     37         25         42     28
REFUSED              2        1         2      1          2          2      1

TREND: Is your opinion of Marco Rubio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him? (*High also 36% Apr 2010)

                                                                          FAVORABLE.....
                                                                          High    Low
                     Jun 9    Apr 15     Jan 26     Oct 21     Aug 19     Jun 9   Apr 16
                     2010     2010       2010       2009       2009       2010    2009

Favorable           36        36         32         24         15         36     10
Unfavorable         28        22         14         11          9         28     11
Hvn't hrd enough    34        41         53         64         74         34     78
REFUSED              2         1          1          1          1          2      2


11. Is your opinion of - Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?

                                                                           WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom    Evnglcl

Favorable           52%      44%       55%    59%        53%        52%    40%
Unfavorable         33       44        28     29         37         30     50
Hvn't hrd enough    11        9        12     10          8         14      9
REFUSED              3        3         5      1          3          4      1

TREND: Is your opinion of Charlie Crist favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard
enough about him?

                                                                          FAVORABLE.....
                                                                          High    Low
                     Jun 9    Apr 15     Jan 26     Oct 21     Aug 19     Feb 19 Apr 15
                     2010     2010       2010       2009       2009       2009    2010

Favorable           52        48         52         58         60         68     48
Unfavorable         33        35         36         30         27         21     35
Hvn't hrd enough    11        13          8         10          9          9     13
REFUSED              3         3          3          2          3          3      3

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12. Is your opinion of - Bill McCollum favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Favorable           37%      50%       18%    38%        40%        33%        47%
Unfavorable         29       22        39     31         33         25         25
Hvn't hrd enough    32       26        42     28         25         39         25
REFUSED              2        2         1      2          2          3          3

TREND: Is your opinion of Bill McCollum favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard
enough about him? (*Attorney General Bill McCollum)

                     Jun 9    Apr 19     Jan 27     Oct 21     Aug 19     Jun 9      Jan 21
                     2010     2010       2010       2009       2009       2009       2009*

Favorable           37        38         35         34         42         40         40
Unfavorable         29        18         15         14         13         13         14
Hvn't hrd enough    32        41         48         50         43         46         44
REFUSED              2         2          2          2          2          2          1


13. Is your opinion of - Alex Sink favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about her?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Favorable           28%      14%       45%    33%        30%        27%        16%
Unfavorable         14       23         6     13         20          9         20
Hvn't hrd enough    56       61        47     53         48         62         61
REFUSED              2        2         1      1          3          1          2

TREND: Is your opinion of Alex Sink favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about her?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 9   Apr 19 Jan 27 Oct 21 Aug 19 Jun 9       Apr 19
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2010    2010

Favorable           28        22         24         23         23         28         22
Unfavorable         14        15          8          8          8         14         15
Hvn't hrd enough    56        61         68         68         68         56         61
REFUSED              2         2          1          1          1          2          2


14. Is your opinion of - Rick Scott favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Favorable           31%      54%       10%    29%        34%        28%        46%
Unfavorable         22       12        39     22         22         22         16
Hvn't hrd enough    46       34        51     48         42         49         37
REFUSED              1        1         -      1          2          1          -




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15. Is your opinion of - Bud Chiles favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough
about him?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Favorable            10%     5%    16%      9%        10%         10%         9%
Unfavorable           7      7      7       7          9           5          7
Hvn't hrd enough     81     86     74      82         79          83         82
REFUSED               2      2      2       1          3           2          2


16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charlie Crist is handling his job as
Governor?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Approve              57%    49%    61%     62%        55%         58%    46%
Disapprove           35     44     31      33         39          31     48
DK/NA                 8      7      8       5          6          11      5

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay     Cntrl   SthW       SthE

Approve              55%    54%    48%     60%        66%
Disapprove           38     34     43      33         27
DK/NA                 7     12      9       7          7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charlie Crist is handling his job as
Governor? (*High approve also 73% Mar 2007)
                                                     APPROVE....... DIS....
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Jun 9   Apr 15 Jan 26 Oct 21 Jul 19 Apr 15 Apr 15
                     2010    2010    2010    2009    2007*   2010    2010

Approve              57      49      50          59          73         49         49
Disapprove           35      39      38          31          11         39         39
DK/NA                 8      12      12          11          16         12         12


17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?

                                                                         WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem     Ind        Men         Wom    Evnglcl

Approve              30%    35%    26%     30%        34%         26%    32%
Disapprove           53     48     56      55         54          52     55
DK/NA                18     17     18      15         12          22     13

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay     Cntrl   SthW       SthE

Approve              28%    23%    29%     37%        35%
Disapprove           56     58     54      46         48
DK/NA                16     19     17      18         17




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TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?

                                                               APPROVE.......        DIS...
                                                               High    Low           High
                     Jun 9    Apr 19     Jan 26     Oct 21     Sep 23 Jun 9          Jun 9
                     2010     2010       2010       2009       2004    2010          2010

Approve             30        32         36         32         51         30         30
Disapprove          53        51         46         47         34         53         53
DK/NA               18        17         18         21         15         18         18

18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Nelson is handling his job as United
States Senator?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Approve             47%      33%       61%    53%        48%        46%        42%
Disapprove          31       49        13     30         37         26         42
DK/NA               22       18        26     17         15         28         16

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Nelson is handling his job as United
States Senator? (*High Dis also 31% Oct 2009)

                                                               APPROVE.......        DIS....
                                                               High    Low           High
                     Jun 9    Apr 15     Jan 26     Oct 21     Feb 6   Aug 12        Jun 9
                     2010     2010       2010       2009       2007    2004          2010

Approve             47        43         46         45         54         42         47
Disapprove          31        30         29         31         18         18         31
DK/NA               22        26         25         24         28         40         22


19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George LeMieux is handling his job as United
States Senator?

                                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom        Evnglcl

Approve             21%      22%       18%    24%        24%        18%        18%
Disapprove          25       30        23     24         28         23         29
DK/NA               54       48        60     53         48         60         53

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George LeMieux is handling his job as
United States Senator?

                     Jun 9    Apr 15     Jan 26     Oct 21
                     2010     2010       2010       2009

Approve             21        20         21         16
Disapprove          25        21         21         18
DK/NA               54        59         58         66




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20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill McCollum is handling his job as
Florida's Attorney General?

                                                                             WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem     Ind        Men         Wom    Evnglcl

Approve              50%     61%       38%     51%        53%         47%    57%
Disapprove           28      25        35      30         31          26     24
DK/NA                22      15        27      19         16          26     18

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay         Cntrl   SthW       SthE

Approve              52%     46%       58%     45%        47%
Disapprove           31      29        28      23         28
DK/NA                18      25        14      32         26

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill McCollum is handling his job as
Florida's Attorney General?

                                                                            APPROVE.......
                                                                            High    Low
                     Jun 9    Apr 19     Jan 27      Oct 21      Aug 19     Jan 27 Oct 24
                     2010     2010       2010        2009        2009       2010    2007

Approve              50       51         56          53          53         56        44
Disapprove           28       25         20          19          16         20        17
DK/NA                22       24         24          27          31         24        39


21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Alex Sink is handling her job as Florida's
chief financial officer?

                                                                                 WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem     Ind        Men         Wom        Evnglcl

Approve              42%     30%       58%     42%        43%         40%    33%
Disapprove           25      36        15      25         27          23     32
DK/NA                33      34        27      33         30          37     35

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay         Cntrl   SthW       SthE

Approve              41%     45%       36%     38%        46%
Disapprove           25      28        30      23         19
DK/NA                34      26        35      39         36

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Alex Sink is handling her job as Florida's
Chief Financial Officer?

                                                                            APPROVE.......
                                                                            High    Low
                     Jun 9    Apr 19     Jan 27      Oct 21      Aug 19     Jun 9   Feb 18
                     2010     2010       2010        2009        2009       2010    2009

Approve              42       39         39          38          37         42        32
Disapprove           25       26         22          23          21         25        22
DK/NA                33       35         40          39          42         33        46



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22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as
President?

                                                                              WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem       Ind        Men        Wom    Evnglcl

Approve              40%      6%       81%       43%        38%        42%    14%
Disapprove           54      91        14        50         58         50     81
DK/NA                 6       3         6         6          3          8      5

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as
President?

                                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 9    Apr 19     Jan 26        Oct 21     Aug 20     Feb 19 Jun 9
                     2010     2010       2010          2009       2009       2009    2010

Approve              40       50         45            48         47         64     40
Disapprove           54       45         49            46         48         23     54
DK/NA                 6        5          6             6          5         13      6


23. Do you think that most public officials make decisions based on principle and what
they think is right, or do so based on what they think is popular at the time?

                                                                              WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem       Ind        Men        Wom    Evnglcl

What's right         15%     15%       22%       13%        15%        16%    13%
What's popular       74      78        68        74         73         75     80
DK/NA                11       7        10        12         12         10      7

TREND: Do you think that most public officials make decisions based on principle and what
they think is right, or do so based on what they think is popular at the time?

                     Jun 9    Oct 10     Jun 6
                     2010     2007       2007

What's right         15       18         19
What's popular       74       72         69
DK/NA                11       11         11


24. Whether you personally agree with him or not, do you believe Governor Charlie Crist
makes decisions based on principle and what he thinks is right, or does he make decisions
based on what he thinks is popular at the time?

                                                                              WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem       Ind        Men        Wom    Evnglcl

What's right         43%     39%       47%       46%        41%        45%    35%
What's popular       48      55        44        47         52         45     58
DK/NA                 8       7         9         7          7         10      7




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TREND: Whether you personally agree with him or not, do you believe Governor Charlie
Crist makes decisions based on principle and what he thinks is right, or does he make
decisions based on what he thinks is popular at the time?

                      Jun 9    Jun 6
                      2010     2007

What's right          43       60
What's popular        48       25
DK/NA                  8       15


25. Whether you personally agree with him or not, do you believe former House Speaker
Marco Rubio makes decisions based on principle and what he thinks is right, or does he
make decisions based on what he thinks is popular at the time?

                                                               WtBrnAgn
                      Tot     Rep      Dem   Ind   Men   Wom   Evnglcl

What's right          33%     52%      22%   30%   38%   29%   44%
What's popular        42      28       54    47    42    43    33
DK/NA                 24      20       25    24    20    28    23


26. Whether you personally agree with him or not, do you believe Congressman
Kendrick Meek makes decisions based on principle and what he thinks is right, or
does he make decisions based on what he thinks is popular at the time?

                                                               WtBrnAgn
                      Tot     Rep      Dem   Ind   Men   Wom   Evnglcl

What's right          20%     15%      35%   16%   20%   19%   13%
What's popular        36      38       25    40    41    31    37
DK/NA                 45      47       40    43    40    49    50


27. As you may know, Charlie Crist dropped out of the Republican primary for the U.S.
Senate to run as an independent. Which statement about the Governor best represents your
view - A) Charlie Crist left the Republican Party because he no longer agreed with the
party's core beliefs or B) Charlie Crist left the Republican Party because he thought he
could not win the nomination?

                                                               WtBrnAgn
                      Tot     Rep      Dem   Ind   Men   Wom   Evnglcl

A) No longer agreed   32%     20%      41%   37%   28%   35%   19%
B)Could not win nom   60      76       48    57    64    56    72
DK/NA                  8       5       11     6     8     9     9


28. Do you approve or disapprove of the federal health care overhaul?

                                                               WtBrnAgn
                      Tot     Rep      Dem   Ind   Men   Wom   Evnglcl

Approve               34%      4%      66%   41%   32%   36%   13%
Disapprove            56      90       22    51    61    52    81
DK/NA                 10       6       12     8     7    12     6



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34. In general, do you support or oppose the United States increasing the amount of
drilling for oil and natural gas in offshore waters?
                                                               WtBrnAgn
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Evnglcl

Support              42%     61%       20%     41%    52%    33%   53%
Oppose               51      33        71      55     44     58    41
DK/NA                 6       6         9       4      4      9     6

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay         Cntrl   SthW   SthE

Support              45%     43%       50%     41%    33%
Oppose               50      50        45      45     61
DK/NA                 5       8         5      14      6

TREND: In general, do you support or oppose the United States increasing the amount of
drilling for oil and natural gas in offshore waters?

                     Jun 9    Apr 19     Jan 27
                     2010     2010       2010

Support              42       66         63
Oppose               51       27         33
DK/NA                 6        8          4

35. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling - the oil spill in
the Gulf of Mexico?

                                                                   WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem     Ind    Men    Wom   Evnglcl

Approve              37%     15%       67%     38%    38%    37%   22%
Disapprove           54      82        25      51     57     52    70
DK/NA                 8       3         8      10      5     11     8

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay         Cntrl   SthW   SthE

Approve              32%     43%       29%     32%    46%
Disapprove           58      46        64      62     46
DK/NA                11      10         7       5      8

36. Does the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico make you less likely to support
drilling for new oil supplies in currently protected areas off shore or not?

                                                                   WtBrnAgn
                     Tot     Rep       Dem     Ind    Men    Wom   Evnglcl

Yes                  55%     38%       66%     62%    48%    60%   46%
No                   41      58        29      36     48     35    50
DK/NA                 4       4         5       3      4      5     3

                     North/
                     PnHnd Bay         Cntrl   SthW   SthE

Yes                  56%     55%       50%     45%    61%
No                   39      37        48      50     36
DK/NA                 5       8         2       5      4


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