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Governor’s Race Remains Deadlocked

Governor’s Race Remains Deadlocked

Throughout the campaign, most observers have said that the race between incumbent Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist will go down to the wire. A recent poll heading into the early voting period suggests this remains the case. According to a Qunnipiac poll, Scott and Crist are deadlocked at 42 percent each among likely voters, with Libertarian Adrian Wylie polling at 7 percent. Without Wylie in the race, voters are split 44-44.

Men and women are split in their preferences. Scott leads Crist among men 46 – 38 percent, with 10 percent projected for Wyllie. However, Crist leads Scott 45 – 39 percent among women, with 6 percent for Wyllie.

Crist edges Scott slightly in independent voters, 41 percent to 38 percent. Republicans show strong support for Scott at 81 – 7 percent, with 6 percent for Wyllie.  Democrats as expected strongly back Crist 86 – 5 percent, with 3 percent for Wyllie.

Both candidates also have significant negatives, with Crist getting a negative 42 – 47 percent favorability rating, compared to Scott’s negative 40 – 48 percent rating.