Poll: Health Care Lawsuit May Be Hurting McCollum In FL-GOV Race

A new Quinnipiac poll of the FL governor’s race finds that 54% of voters think that State Attorney General Bill McCollum’s health care reform lawsuit is a “bad idea,” compared to 40% who back the lawsuit.McCollum (R) has been the public face of the constitutional challenge to health care reform, a suit he filed with 12 other state AGs.

According to the pollster’s analysis, though, the “threatened lawsuit to void the new federal health care law doesn’t sit well with voters, including independents, historically the key voting group.”

This might explain the gains made by Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink (D) since the last Quinnipiac poll in January, which showed McCollum leading by 41%-31%. This latest poll has McCollum only leading Sink 40%-36%.

The TPM Poll Average shows McCollum leading Sink by 44.5%-34.7%.