Charlie Crist Leads Rick Scott by 12 Points

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Charlie Crist hasn't officially announced his candidacy yet, but with Alex Sink deciding to forgo another run, there's a good chance he'll be the Democratic candidate for governor in 2014. And, if this latest Public Policy Polling survey is any indication, there's a good chance he'll be governor once again.

Crist leads Republican Gov. Rick Scott by double digits.

See also: Is Charlie Crist Florida's Next Governor?

The poll surveyed 579 registered voters between September 27 and 29 with a margin of error of 4.1 percent.

Crist leads Scott 55 to 38 percent. Scott picks up 21 percent of Republican voters, and a strong 57 percent majority of independent voters. Crist has lead among men, women, moderate voters, all age groups and all races (including a narrow one percent lead amongst white voters).

The poll also finds Christ has a 43/43 favorability split, which isn't stellar, but is much more impressive than Scott's underwater 33/55 approval rating.

State Sen. Nan Rich, so far the only announced Democrat in the race, has little name recognition. She trails Scott by just one point in 37/36 statistical tie.

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emerilescaladefan
emerilescaladefan

I Will not vote for either of those neocons.

at least rick scott got rid of the taxpayer spendingHSR and is against agenda 21, unlike this NWO Hack name Crist.

Fernando Buch
Fernando Buch

all find and dandy, but democrats have a horrible record at showing up to midterms elections. We all gotta make a pledge to bring at least 5 people with us to the polls. I worked for Sink in 2010 and she lost by 50K or so....at the polls? there was almost no traffic, no lines nothing. especially in the south dade areas of kendall and in areas like in doral

Matt Bourie
Matt Bourie

Miami New Times you have to give rick scott credit though, hes the only politician that has managed to get both democrats and republicans to hate him

Matt Bourie
Matt Bourie

I thought it would be much higher than 12 points

Barry Atlas
Barry Atlas

Democrats must learn and remember ONE thing: We must get out and vote and make sure other Democrats vote. Help with absentee ballots (especially young voters away at college) and make sure they have the POSTAGE and MAIL their ballots back before the deadline ! VOTE !

Tu Madre
Tu Madre

His election looks unlikely is Big Bird joins the race. Rick Scott is a piece of garbage.

Kevin Kohler
Kevin Kohler

Just get RID of Scott....what a waste of space he is

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Rabeeta

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Dean Stelmach
Dean Stelmach

The only reason Crist lost in the primary is because the GOP machine turned on him when he stood against them as Governor and did what was good for Florida. Enter Marco (the tool) Rubio.

Burbank Okuda
Burbank Okuda

Be still my heart. Please let's get rid of the dreadful Rick Scott.

Antonio De Gaetano
Antonio De Gaetano

"Hey let's bring back a politician who didn't even make it past the primary in the last election he ran in! We're Florida and our future is in the rear view mirror!"

Rich Stern
Rich Stern

Miami New Times wouldn't you think that last time around too, yet here we are?

Miami New Times
Miami New Times

Well, a plastic bag could probably beat Scott at the polls. Am I right?

mitch107
mitch107

@Fernando Buch Unfortunately for Ms Sink many of us remember her ex-husbands role in denying Janet Reno the Democratic nomination for Governor and refused to vote for her.

emerilescaladefan
emerilescaladefan

@Dean Stelmach  Crist is a RINO and a globalist just like scott.


Both of them are obamacare loving pieces of trash.

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