Benefitting from dissatisfaction over the national health reform proposal, Republican Bill McCollum took a substantial lead over Democrat Alex Sink in the Florida governor's race in a poll released Wednesday.http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/jan/28/na-health-plan-boosts-mccollum/
Respondents supported McCollum by 41 percent to 31 percent over Sink in the Quinnipiac University poll.
. . . McCollum's lead over Sink shows a steady improvement compared with previous polls.
He led her 36 percent to 32 percent in an October Quinnipiac poll; 38 percent to 34 percent in August; and in a January 2009 poll he trailed 34 percent to 38 percent.
. . . In the poll, a majority, 57 percent, said they disapprove of the proposed health care plan, while 32 percent approve.
This should concern Obama, too. If we learned one thing in 2000, 2004 and 2008, it's that a Democrat can't win a presidential election unless he carries both Florida and Ohio.