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.