Rasmussen Poll: Charlie Crist Leads Rick Scott


Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) leads current Gov. Rick Scott ( R) in the Florida governor’s race, according to a new poll from the conservative-leaning Rasmussen Reports.

The poll, released Thursday, found Crist leading Scott 45 percent to 39 percent with 6 percent saying they preferred another candidate and 10 percent who said they were undecided.

It’s the latest example in a strong of polls that have shown Scott in serious trouble of losing re-election or, at the very least, facing a tough fight in the 2014 cycle. In March, the Miami Herald reported that Florida Republicans were feeling sick to their stomach about a handful of poll results for Scott.

“There’s no way to sugarcoat this: It’s awful,” one top Florida Republican told the Herald.

The new Rasmussen poll was conducted April 21-22 among 750 likely voters. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.