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Ex-Gov. Crist leads Gov. Scott by 8 points in poll

Democrat Charlie Crist holds an 8-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a new Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters
Democrat Charlie Crist holds an 8-point lead over Republican Gov. Rick Scott in a new Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters.
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Updated: 1/30 9:20 am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Gov. Charlie Crist is leading Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 8 points in a new poll.

The poll released Thursday by Quinnipiac University finds that 54 percent don't think that Scott deserves a second term as governor. Only 41 percent approve of the job Scott is doing. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.5 percent.

The gap between Scott and Crist is closer than it was in a poll taken last March.

But Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, says Scott's momentum has stalled. Scott was trailing Crist by 7 points in a November poll.

Crist, a former Republican who switched to Democrat, announced in November he was challenging Scott.

The poll also found that 73 percent support raising the state's minimum wage.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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nativejax - 1/30/2014 3:50 PM
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Crist is LYING about being FOR legalizing marijuana JUST TO GET RE ELECTED AND RUIN EVERYTHING SCOTT HAS DONE TO BRING FLORIDA OUT OF THE GUTTER THAT CRIST PUT US IN. CROOKED POLITICIANS ALWAYS GO WHERE THE MONEY IS SO THAT THEY CAN TAKE BACK AWAY FROM US. Scott works hard for us to get jobs and money. WE WORKED FOR CRIST ONCE, and he stabbed us in the back..REMEMBER?

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Realchange - 1/30/2014 12:54 PM
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As for Scott doing fantastic work with Obamacare that is not true either he helped block money from federal government to help people that could end up not qualifying for huge insurance discounts. He has also backed establishing monopolies for certain hospitals in getting patients required by law. Want go to a certain hospital if you had an accident forget that you go where they want you period no exceptions. This in turn is hurting veterans that need to go to VA hospitals in order to be covered for their care and after care.

Realchange - 1/30/2014 12:52 PM
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I used to like Crist key word is used to. He traded parties meaning he has to follow the Democratic agenda. That agenda includes allowing gays to sue churches that will not marry them. Giving abortions on demand unless it because sex orientation of the baby is discovered. Kid you not that law is a law the Demoncrats put on the books. Democrats pushed through Obama care and are for destroying the Constitution as well. They want the right for big government to know everything you are doing with no privacy. They want guns gone and failing support in Congress to that have turned to suing gun shops and passing pseudo laws to get that goal accomplished. Scott is just as bad catering to medical companies ripping off tax payers. It's choice of lesser of two evils to bad many Floridians could care less they vote straight on party lines. Both candidates tell you they support military veterans that to is lie. Neither one them has not seen the corruption in this state with processing disability claims by the Federal government. Not that anyone really cares just want waive the flag and say you support veterans not actually help them when the US military poisons them and refuses them disability.

GUS11 - 1/30/2014 9:38 AM
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Crist...Says he is for Marajuana. Scott....He has increased teachers pay, balanced the budget, done fantastic work with Obamacare, which he doesn't like but forced to by law, but he is against Marajuana. Imagiane that..a bunch of pot-heads want a crappy govenor. He couldn't beat Scott in the primary last time, so he becomes an independant but that didn't work, then he changes his mind again and becomes a democrat. What is he going to do as governor? Screw us all will be the outcome.
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