Headline Surfer® graphic / If the race for governor were held today, Charlie Crist would beat incumbent Rick Scott, a poll by the 24/7 internet newspaper shows.
DAYTONA BEACH -- A week-long poll on by Headline Surfer® via HeadlineSurfer.com shows 54 percent of respondents favor Charlie Crist over Gov. Rick in head-to-head competition in the 2014 election for governor.
The polling began 7:33 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, just hours before Crist made his announcement in St. Petersburg. The poll was closed at 6 p.m. today.
The poll asked: Who do you support for Florida governor in 2014? Republican incumbent Rick Scott 46% (524 votes); Former Republican Gov. (now Democrat) Charlie Crist 54% (624 votes); Total votes: 1148. Anyone visiting Lake Mary-based Headline Surfer® serving Greater Daytona Beach-Orlando, either directly via HeadlineSurfer.com or indirectly through social media links on the 24/7 internet newspaper's Facebook pages or Twitter account postings or major online search engines and news directories, could vote. Respondents could only vote once.
Though Crist announced his run as a Democrat, he's not the only Democrat running for the state's highest ofice. Former State Sen. Nan Rich of Weston, also is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.
Here is what Headline Surfer® political bloggers and a guest had to say about the race for governor between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott: