PPP poll: Charlie Crist 42%, Rick Scott 39%

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Public Policy Polling’s newest Florida poll continues to find a tight race for governor, with Charlie Crist holding a slight advantage over Rick Scott. Crist is at 42 percent to 39 percent for Scott, and 8 percent for Libertarian Adrian Wyllie.

This election is shaping up as a choice between two candidates voters have decided they don’t care for. Only 40 percent of voters approve of the job Scott is doing to 49 percent who disapprove. But they don’t like Crist either — 40 percent of voters rate him favorably with 46 percent holding a negative opinion.

The dissatisfaction with both major candidates probably helps to explain Wyllie’s 8 percent standing but since he is drawing pretty equally from both Scott and Crist, he’s not having a major effect on the race in the way some Libertarians are in other states.

When you take him out of the equation, Crist’s lead remains 3 points at 44/41.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.