Published: Sep 20, 2010 3:25 AM EDT
Updated: Sep 19, 2010 11:15 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. - GOP candidate Rick Scott made a stop in southwest Florida to continue as he tries to gain ground in a governors race that has 44 days left.

In the latest CNN poll, Scott trails democrat Alex Sink by 7%, but Scott says his strategy isn't going to see any drastic changes in the campaign's final month and a half.

"No different than what we did in August. The poll numbers are important but its about who shows up to the polls and votes," said Scott.

Lately the two opponents have been getting nasty with their mudslinging - both creating new ads and websites bashing each other.

Scott's ads question who is behind Sink's campaign, her or President Barack Obama.

Sink has created a new website called www.whatisrickscotthiding.com saying he's more concerned with the President than Florida.

"It'd be nice if she wasn't focused on bringing his policies to Florida. That's what she's going to do," said Scott.

The last time a Democrat was in the governors mansion was in January of 1999 when Buddy MacKay gave up the seat to Jeb Bush.