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megimoo
08-03-2008, 12:36 PM
Democrats vilified Republican presidential candidate John McCain when he came out in support of offshore drilling in June.

A new poll shows most Florida voters think McCain and Crist are right on the issue

And when Gov. Charlie Crist backed away from his long-standing opposition, critics accused him of sacrificing Florida's interests to curry favor with McCain.

A new poll shows most Florida voters think McCain and Crist are right on the issue.Quinnipiac University reported last week that 60 percent of Florida voters favor drilling offshore in currently protected areas, with 36 percent opposed.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,248 likely Florida voters from July 23 to 29. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.The backdrop is great concern about gasoline prices.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/sfl-flbdrillpoll0803sbaug03,0,3987676.story