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FL Poll: Charlie Crist 48, Rick Scott 34% in 2014 matchup

From Tallahassee lobbyist Wayne Bertsch, who found a poll showing the current Republican governor could lose to the last one. Intriguing? Sure. Just remember Charlie Crist (who is not yet a Democrat) was heavily favored to win the 2010 Senate race before Marco Rubio chased him out of the Republican Party and then beat him in the general election.

Here's Bertsch:

Supposing for a moment that the election for governor of Florida was held today and the candidates were.... Rick Scott, running as the Republican.... and Charlie Crist, running as the Democrat candidate... which one would you vote for?

Rick Scott 34.1%

Charlie Crist 48.1%

Other 5.0%

Don't Know/Refused 12.8%

 To break the numbers down, obviously Republicans stick with Gov. Scott at 60.3% and garnering only 21.6 of the unaffiliated voters. The pop factor is that Gov. Charlie Crist grabs 74.2% of the Democrat vote and 52.2% of the unaffiliated voters.

 A few other breakdowns of interest:

African-Americans - 88.1% support Crist

Whites - 43.4% Crist, 39.4% Scott

Hispanic - 37.9% Scott, 35.3 Crist, while 23% stated Do Not Know.

 Gender: Crist leads Men 45% to Scott's 39%.  Women 51% support Crist to Scott's 30%.

 As for Age breakdowns, Crist led all categories: 18-29: 52% to 27%; 30-44: 44% to 38%; 45-59: 55% to 28%; 60+: 45% to 38%

 The information above was polled of likely registered Florida voters between May 23-25, 2012 of 802 respondents and a margin of error of +/- 3.46% by Florida Opinion Research. To learn more about Florida Opinion Research visit www.floridaomnibussurvey.com


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Is that before or after the Crist goes to jail?


It's amazing what folks will say prior to the barrage of campaign ads that come to bear during a campaign, and it's more amazing how well-crafted and aimed ads can properly destroy a candidate's supposed favorable ratings prior to the campaign onslaught.

By the way, if Charlie runs, do all those Morgan & Morgan "For the People" ads featuring Crist count as campaign contributions, before the fact?

Charlie Underpants

Wayne Bertsch is DREAMING. This is nothing but a ploy to try and coax his old, tan, friend into the water.

Yes...come in to the water, Charlie. It's nice and warm. Come closer.

Closer, please.

Just... a bit... closer.


Denny Wood

Crist. 8 years as Attorney General and an 8 year ADA Violator. Crist. 4 years as Governor and ADA violator. Crist. Served in December 2011 with ADA Lawsuit. Scott. Partial ADA lawsuit settlement that will fix Chiles, Bush, Crist, Scott restrooms so people in wheelchairs can use them. Crist can never shake the ADA Violator status. He and Bush have this taint for life. Over 20% of Florida are people with disabilities and we do not elect ADA Violators. And we do not forget, are not polled and ignored until the ballots are counted.

Denny Wood

Anyone who is not an ADA Violator can beat Scott. The Republican party needs to keep this in mind. Scott will not be re-elected.


This is before millions are poured into Democrat primary voters reminding us how right winged Charlie Crist really was. Opposed assault weapons bans, promote chain gangs, anti-choice, etc etc.

Charlie will never win a Democratic primary. Not if any of us Democrats have any say.



I'm Charlie Crist and I approved of this message...
paid for by Morgan and Morgan.

Crist is the world's biggest clown. Can you imagine someone going from Florida Governor to ambulance chaser and back to Florida Governor? gross.

Anyway, there's still a lot more dirt on Charlie to come out. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't end up in jail.


I remember when Charlie Christ was an EVIL GOP.


I had said 1000 times..If George Bush or Charlie Crist had a "D" by their name..The same policys would have been loved and cheered by democrats.
Now we have HOPE and CHANGE that has become " He is only doing what Bush Did" or "I didn't hear you complain when Bush was doing it" We did in fact complain..Just search "Bush Conservative spending" To refresh your koolaid washed memory about the split you use to talk about in the GOP.


If we still had Charlie we would still be on our way to bankruptcy and a coming disaster in Florida.. Sure, Its not popular to make the tough choices to ballance a budget.No one likes it..why so may of us are so far in debt..We dont' likt to be told we can't have something.
But Scott has been a true leader. Ballanced the budget..is I see by this poll he is climbing in the polls. about 3 points ever few months.

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