Is The Florida Gov. Race Slipping Away From Rick Scott?


Three recent polls have suggested that the Florida gubernatorial race seems to be moving away from Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and toward former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D).

The most recent poll, from the University of North Florida, shows Crist leading Scott 43 percent to 38 percent with Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie getting 10 percent among likely voters. That poll follows a Survey USA poll that showed Crist ahead of Scott 44 percent to 42 percent with Wyllie at 6 percent among likely voters. And that poll came after another Survey USA poll also showed Crist leading the race 46 percent to 40 percent with Wyllie getting 8 percent support.

Those three polls are a shift from earlier four polls — two from Survey USA, one from Quinnipiac University and one from the Florida Chamber of Commerce — showing Scott leading Crist.

It’s also a shift from mid September when the TPM Polltracker average showed Scott leading Crist. Currently the TPM Polltracker average gives Crist a 3.5 point lead over Scott.

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