Poll: voters prefer former FL Gov. Crist to current FL Gov. Scott

Poll gauges Florida voters pick for governor

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FLORIDA - According to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday morning, Florida voters would elect elect former governor Charlie Crist over current Florida Governor Rick Scott, by a margin of 50% to 34%.

After changing party affiliations, Charlie Crist has not confirmed that he will run against  Governor Scott in 2014. 

According to the Quinnipiac University poll, if the election were held today, Democrat Alex Sink would beat Governor Scott, 45% to 34%. Sink lost to Gov. Scott in 2010.

The poll reveals that if a GOP primary were held today, Governor Scott would lead St. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, 47% to 27%.

In terms of Governor Scott's approval rating, the poll indicates that 46%  of voters have an unfavorable view, compared to 33% who view him favorably.

The Quinnipiac University poll also surveyed Florida voters on several other issues. 56% of voters still back the state's "Stand Your Ground" law compared to 36% who do not. These numbers are virtually unchanged from last June's numbers. 

Governor Scott's proposal that every public school teacher in Florida receive a $2,500 pay raise was overwhelmingly supported, 74% to 21%. 

50% of voters voters back the Governor's decision to expand Medicaid coverage to new recipients compared to 40% who do not.

Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points.

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