In June of 2011, a poll conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research showed Everett Rice beginning the race with a huuuggge lead over Bob Gualtieri.
According to this automated poll of 600 Republican voters, Rice entered the race with a 52 to 9 percent lead over Gualtieri.
Tonight, Gualtieri won by fourteen points. That is a fifty-seven point swing.
Quite honestly, I have never seen a comeback like this in Pinellas politics.