THE BLOG
09/12/2007 08:59 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

POLL: Insider Advantage FL Survey

Two new Insider Advantage/Majority Opinion statewide surveys
of voters in Florida
(article,
video;
conducted on behalf of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, 9/6 through 9/10,)
finds:

  • Among 500 Democratic likely voters, Sen. Hillary Clinton (at 36%) leads Sen. Barack Obama (18%), Sen. Joe Biden at 9%, and former Sen. John Edwards (9% 8%)* in a statewide primary. All other candidates receive less than 5% each, and 21% are undecided.
  • Among 500 Republican likely voters, former Sen. Fred Thompson leads former Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads (27% to 21%) in a statewide primary; Sen. John McCain trails at 9% and former Gov. Mitt Romney 8%. All other candidates receive less than 5% each and 25% are undecided.

According
to the Insider Advantage release (link added):

Matt Towery . . . CEO of InsiderAdvantage, said: "Another
survey released today
shows Rudy Giuliani in the lead over Thompson. However,
that survey includes Newt Gingrich in the survey question. Since Newt is
currently not a candidate, and - unless Thompson crumbles, will not be a
candidate - we felt a 'non-Newt' survey would provide a better overall view of
the GOP field. Having Newt in a poll takes votes away from candidates and
forces others to be undecided." Towery served as Gingrich's campaign chair
until he resigned from the House in the late 1990s.

*Note: The original version of this post inadvertently
omited Sen. Joe Biden and had Edwards at 9%. The email
release we received from InsiderAdvantage reported the
Edwards percentage as 9.4%, but the InsiderAdvantage
website currently reports it at 8% (thanks to reader ME for
the catch).