Monday, November 3, 2014

Crist, Scott In Statistical Tie In Latest Poll For Florida Governor

Florida Governors Rick Scott and Charlie Crist

The Florida governor's race remains neck-and-neck with Democrat Charlie Crist at 42% of likely voters to Republican incumbent Governor Rick Scott's 41%, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.  Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie has 7%, with 9% undecided the day before election.

This latest poll has Scott gaining when compared to results of an October 30  Quinnipiac University survey that had Crist with 43% of likely voters to Gov. Scott's 40%, and Wyllie at 8%.

With Wyllie out of the race, Crist gets 44% to Scott's 42%.

Scott leads Crist among men 47 - 34%, with 8% for Wyllie, while Crist leads Scott 50 - 35% among women, with 6% for Wyllie. Independent voters go to Crist 39 - 32%, with 16% for Wyllie. Republicans back Scott 81 - 8%, with 4% for Wyllie. Democrats go to Crist 84 - 6%, with 2% for Wyllie.

Among those who already have voted, Crist gets 44% to Scott's 40%.

"After an incredibly expensive, extremely nasty campaign, the Florida governor's race is too close to call. The winner will be the candidate best able to get his voters to the polls. Turnout, turnout, turnout," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac Poll.

One day before Election Day, 95% of voters who name a candidate say their mind is made up, while 5% say they might change their mind.

Florida likely voters give Crist a negative 43 - 50% favorability rating, compared to Scott's negative 42 - 49%, while 83% of likely voters still do not know enough about Wyllie to form an opinion of him.

From October 28 - November 2, Quinnipiac University surveyed 817 likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points.


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