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Crist would crush Scott in 2014 race, Quinnipiac poll finds

Gov. Rick Scott would lose handily to former Gov. Charlie Crist in a matchup for governor in 2014, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Crist, a Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat, would beat Scott, a Republican, by a margin of 50 percent to 34 percent, the poll found.

Scott's woeful poll numbers persist, as only 32 percent of voters say he deserves a second term in office, including 28 percent of independent voters who often are decisive in close statewide races in Florida. And by a margin of 49 percent to 36 percent (including a quarter of Republicans), Florida voters disapprove of Scott's job performance.

The lone piece of good news for Scott in the poll is that in a hypothetical Republican primary, he would crush Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam by a 2-to-1 margin (47 percent to 24 percent). Such numbers suggest that today, at least, Scott need not be concerned about a challenge from the right in 2014.

Click here for Quinnipiac press release of poll results.

-- Steve Bousquet

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Lifelong REPUBLICAN

I'm voting for Crist or Putnam over Scott.

Reality

Rick Scott- the worst Governor Fl has ever had!

Reality

How about the declaration of war against Florida's public workers! Now, I presume the Governor supports Speaker(Jackass) Weatherford's attempt to close the FRS further eroding Florida's middle class. Here's a great deal for aspiring teacher's: Hey, go get a college degree, earn 35-40k/yr. your entire career, and here's this great 401k that further line's the pocket's of Wall street fund managers with sales charges and annual fees! And the Republican's wonder why they'll continue to lose elections!

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