Latest Survey USA poll: Rick Scott 45%, Charlie Crist 43%

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A new Survey USA poll finds Gov. Rick Scott edging challenger Charlie Crist in the race for governor, 45% to 43%.

Compared to the SurveyUSA WFLA-TV tracking poll two weeks ago, which was conducted during a time of positive news coverage for Crist, Scott is up 5 points, Crist is down 3 points.

Scott reaches the 50% support level among male voters today, the 1st time he has done so in 9 tracking polls going back to April 15.

Scott reaches 54% support among seniors, his highest support to date among voters age 65+. Independents today prefer Scott by 12 points. Moderates today prefer Crist by 21 points.

Scott holds 81% of Republicans, 80% of conservatives. Crist holds 78% of Democrats, 76% of liberals.

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