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.”