Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Charlie Crist Ahead of Rick Scott in 2014 Match up

As we draw nearer to the presidential election, politicians all over the country are freely giving their opinions. Some of these are carefully calculated remarks intended to help their own future political campaigns.

Floridians are already gossiping heavily about who will be elected governor there in 2014. In fact, voters have already been polled to see who would vote for whom. One poll pitted former governor Charlie Crist against current governor Rick Scott. 43.8% of voters would vote for Charlie Crist if the election was right now. 41.8% would vote for Rick Scott, and 14.4% of the voters are undecided.

These numbers are close and will change many times before the actual election. It is interesting to see that neither man shows a major advantage at this point. Rick Scott is a self proclaimed “across-the-board conservative”, and supports marriage between a man and a woman. He is also pro-life and is strongly opposed to the health care reforms.

Charlie Crist once called himself both a Reagan and a Jeb Bush Republican, but appears to be morphing into a Democrat. He currently calls himself independent but has been quoted several times endorsing Obama.


In another poll, Rick Scott was pitted against Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer. This poll showed Scott at 41.7% and Dyer at 29.4%, with 28.9% of voters undecided. In another poll, Rick Scott was pitted against Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer. This poll showed Scott at 41.7% and Dyer at 29.4%, with 28.9% of voters undecided.Dyer remains popular in Orlando and is not known statewide, Dyer’s term has been fraught with some tension, from being cited for voter fraud to fighting volunteers who want to feed the homeless.

The results of the presidential election will probably play a large part in the 2014 governor election as well. It’s early days yet, but it looks like an interesting Florida election is approaching. Poll and Cross Tabs