New poll: Rick Scott 41%, Charlie Crist 39%

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A new poll of Florida’s gubernatorial race is reinforcing the narrative that incumbent Republican Rick Scott has take a small, but steady lead over Democrat challenger Charlie Crist.

The survey, conducted by the Republican-leaning Gravis Marketing, shows that 41 percent of likely voters support Scott, while 39 percent back Crist. Six percent of the electorate is backing Adrian Wyllie while 15 percent said they were unsure about their vote.

These new numbers are a shift from three months ago when Crist held a four point lead over Scott.

A release from Gravis Marketing did not include crosstabs, but said that the poll had a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.

Other results from the poll show…

A somewhat close race for Attorney General: Pam Bondi leads Perry Thurston 43 percent to 38 percent, and George Sheldon 43 percent to 35 percent.

Alarm bells for Amendment 2: While 50 percent of respondents indicated support for the amendment, that’s nowhere near the 60 percent threshold the initiative needs to reach to pass.


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.