Rick Scott Edges Out Crist in Latest Poll

by Andrew Johnson

At least one recent poll in the Florida governor’s race is breaking Rick Scott’s way, even if only slightly.

Two weeks ago, a SurveyUSA/WFLA-TV poll showed Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist leading the incumbent Scott by six percentage points. Now, a new poll by the same organization shows Scott up 45 percent to Crist’s 43 percent.

Where Scott has a notable edge is with independent voters, among whom he currently holds a twelve point lead (45 percent to 33 percent).

The three most recent polls — including the most recent SurveyUSA/WFLA-TV poll, as well as ones conducted by Rasmussen and CBS News/New York Times – have given Scott the lead after the previous three showed Crist ahead.