Another thought about today’s Qunnipiac poll showing Scott down ten points to Crist

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Quinnipiac University on Tuesday released a poll that shows the Republican-turned-Democrat Crist leading Scott by a margin of 47 percent to 37 percent. While that is a significant edge for Crist, it is down from a 16-point margin in a March poll.

One Republican elected official (speaking anonymously), however, does understand why Scott’s camp is so excited about these new numbers.

“Scott still has a long way to go in regards to convincing Floridians he deserves a second term,” this pol writes. “The only thing that happened from the March poll to June’s poll is his base has come home.”

“After all the money, time, effort, and energy, along with a decent legislative session, Scott and the GOP achieved one thing: He will face no credible primary opposition in 2014.”

“(If) a poll was shown to me that 50 percent of my constituents (believe) I did not deserve to be re-elected, I’d be thinking twice before I took another oversees trip. I would be very concerned.”

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.