Scott Leads Crist by Six Points in Latest Poll

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Leave it to Florida Democrats to somehow screw up a race that less than a year ago seemed impossible to lose.

According to the latest poll released by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Rick Scott leads Charlie Crist by 3 points in a head-to-head match up. That lead increases to six points when Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie is added to the mix.

Scott leads Crist 44-41 in the head-to-head survey, and 41-35 in the three-way race with Wyllie getting 4 percent.

The poll was conducted by Cherry Communications, and surveyed 627 likely voters between August 11 and 13. The poll has a margin of error of three points.

Granted, the Florida Chamber of Commerce is a big backer of Rick Scott, but the poll isn't out of line with other recent polls.

A Survey USA poll from earlier this month showed Scott with a two-point lead. A Rasmussen poll from late July gave Scott a one-point advantage, and a CBS/New York Times poll gave Scott a six-point lead.

The Chamber thinks that Scott's lead has to do with job growth and economic concerns.

"I believe a major reason Charlie Crist is visibly losing support is because voters are beginning to realize that Rick Scott's private-sector pro-jobs plan is working and that Florida continues to move in the right direction," said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, in a statement.

Twenty-nine percent said that jobs and the economy were their top concerns.

The recent swing in favor of Scott comes as he's started to unleash more and more television and radio ads, many of them attacking Crist. Though, despite his fundraising and ad advantage, Scott has yet to pull the race out of the margin of error in most polls.

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OrlandoChris
OrlandoChris

I am very pleased that Adrian Wyllie will be a part of the debate. Floridians deserve to hear from all the candidates to be well informed. Adrian Wyllie deserves my vote and yours too. He is a honest average Floridian just as you and I , that is willing to stand up and do something for the interest of all of us here in Florida. The other candidates both Republican and Democrat are owned and controlled by special interest, like puppets and will lie to your face to gain your vote, then continue the same old agenda that we complain about year after year. Time to get off this merry-go-round, election after election, thinking it will be any different. Take a stand, vote for the candidate that loves this state and is willing to take time out of his life, effort and money to SERVE the people of Florida and stop voting for these 'paid for' career politicians that are only out for money and fame and have zero interest in us Floridians. Even if it's just for honesty alone, vote for Adrian Wyllie instead of the other two (Scott/Crist) which are proven liars. The choice is yours and yours alone, if you want the same old corruption and slap in the face, go ahead and vote for one of the two puppets (Scott/Crist) OR do what is right for our (yours and your children's) future and vote for Adrian Wyllie. Support him by donating to his campaign, spreading the word and contribute to the super brochure program which I think is very powerful. Visit his website today.

Johnna Alvarez
Johnna Alvarez

Get out......this the same thing the media did with the presidential elections say behind or so close to get out more voters.....

Evan Bennett
Evan Bennett

Never underestimate the Florida Democratic Party's ability to lose an election.

Kyle Brea-Stevens
Kyle Brea-Stevens

I'm a Democrat and I'm pretty sure Scott is going to win re-election.

Andres Natalino
Andres Natalino

If Scott wins the entire state of florida should be ashamed of themselves. He is a convicted criminal who paid a record amount as fine for his healthcare scams. However, this has more to do with how jaded and self absorbed everyone is. Nobody cares about anything except themselves.

Peter Gonzalez
Peter Gonzalez

How the fuck is this guy leading anything. He literally fucks the state every time he has a chance

SethPlatt
SethPlatt topcommenter

That is a Chamber Poll...

Alfredo Patino
Alfredo Patino

corporate brass dollars suckers specially Rick sellout scott.

Afi Keita James
Afi Keita James

Adrian wyillie is your last hope, if he doesn't get into the debates, then I'll stay home.

Johan Nebb
Johan Nebb

Well, when you have to choose between a douche bag and a turd sandwich...

Eloy Velazquez
Eloy Velazquez

It appears that folks hate Scott but cannot trust Crist either. Thus folks would rather vote for the devil they know.

BJ Chiszar
BJ Chiszar

Yes definitely...Charlie Crist will sink the entire ticket!

Richard Herrera
Richard Herrera

Let's face it they both suck. We're doomed either way.

Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez

Yeah. Thats pretty much equal to the inbred 3rd generation married your first cousin vote. Pretty big voting bloc north of Ocala.

Patrick Garrett
Patrick Garrett

People are absolutely nuts to vote for rhis thief. WAKE UP!!!!

tokoneko
tokoneko

Scott has lost us more jobs then he will ever gain us.  He's completely thrown away Federal Grant money directly approportioned to Florida just because his party refuses to cooperate with the President.  He needs to go.

Jennifer Santana
Jennifer Santana

Who cares, there are bigger issues right now in the world. Seriously, like world wars and martial law in Ferguson and the Police State and Ebola.

tokoneko
tokoneko

So you are saying the law where you live doesn't matter.  It only matters if it's in the news?

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