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In second outlier poll, UNF survey shows Crist and Scott virtually tied


A University of North Florida poll has found what no other recent survey has found: Gov. Rick Scott essentially tied with Democrat Charlie Crist.

While a raft of other polls taken last month showed Scott trailing Crist by anywhere from 6 to 10 percentage points statewide, UNF's survey indicated Crist was ahead of Scott by just 1 point, 34-33 percent.

The only other survey to find such a close margin: a Republican Party of Florida-paid poll that only surveyed likely voters in GOP-held Senate districts. A survey of GOP-held House districts found Crist ahead by 6 points.

It's the second outlier from UNF. In October, when other surveys found Crist leading by relatively large margins, the college's poll indicated Crist was ahead by just 4 points. It also has found that more voters approve of Scott's job performance than disapprove, 45-39 percent.

Even the Republican-heavy Senate poll showed Scott's job-approval ratings were upsidedown 41-44 percent.

Here's the link to the UNF poll





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Ed Jenkins

The readers have stated many times previously that opinion surveys do not qualify as news stories and therefore have no place in a hometown NEWSpaper.


Surveys don't matter, but the truth about Rick Scott's not so "blind" trusts does.


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