From The Fix:
Conversations with Florida Republicans — those close to Crist and those not — reveal a broad consensus that some time either today or, more likely, tomorrow, he will announce that he is switching parties to become an independent.
According to multiple Republican sources, Crist conducted a poll on Monday and Tuesday to test his viability as an independent and got numbers back that encouraged him that there was a path to victory running without any major party affiliation.
Those same sources warn, however, that Crist has shown a propensity to change his mind on things abruptly in the past (see Giuliani, Rudy) and that until he officially announces his independent candidacy it won’t be a done deal.
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