2014 preview: Charlie Crist 48%, Rick Scott 34%

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Wayne Bertsch sends along good news to all of us in the Society of the Tarpon Belt…

A statewide poll conducted May 23-25 asked about the following match-up:

“Supposing for a moment that the election for governor of Florida was held today and the candidates were…. Rick Scott, running as the Republican…. and Charlie Crist, running as the Democrat candidate… which one would you vote for?”

The results:

Charlie Crist 48%, Rick Scott 34%, Other 5%, Do Not Know 13%.

To break the numbers down, obviously Republicans stick with Gov. Scott at 60.3% and garnering only 21.6 of the unaffiliated voters. The pop factor is that Gov. Charlie Crist grabs 74.2% of the Democrat vote and 52.2% of the unaffiliated voters.

A few other breakdowns of interest:

African-Americans – 88.1% support Crist

White’s – 43.4% Crist, 39.4% Scott

Hispanic – 37.9% Scott, 35.3 Crist, while 23% stated Do Not Know.

Gender: Crist leads Men 45% to Scott’s 39%.  Women 51% support Crist to Scott’s 30%.

As for age breakdowns, Crist led all categories: 18-29: 52% to 27%; 30-44: 44% to 38%; 45-59: 55% to 28%; 60+: 45% to 38%

The information above was polled of likely registered Florida voters between May 23-25, 2012 of 802 respondents and a margin of error of +/- 3.46% by Florida Opinion Research. To learn more about Florida Opinion Research visit www.floridaomnibussurvey.com

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.