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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 09:13 AM

Another Florida distinction, this time in the race for governor

This Orlando Sentinel article links to Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website, which talks about how the Florida is history making:

http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80934300/

"Crist And Scott Could Make History For Being So Unpopular in Florida"

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Reply Another Florida distinction, this time in the race for governor (Original post)
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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 09:30 AM

1. From Fivethirtyeight.com ... a bit more

http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/crist-and-scott-could-make-history-by-being-so-unpopular-in-florida/

Scott has been unpopular for most of his term. His unfavorable rating has almost always exceeded his favorable rating in Quinnipiac University’s polls of the state. In the most recent Quinnipiac survey, for example, 45 percent of Floridans held an unfavorable view of the governor, and just 40 percent held a favorable opinion.

Scott was down by 15 percentage points in polls taken early this cycle against former Republican governor (turned Democratic candidate) Crist. But Scott and his allies have closed the gap, running millions of dollars in TV advertisements. Many of the ads, instead of praising Scott, disparaged Crist. Crist was seen as bipartisan, for instance, and so ads said he was actually “slick” and more interested in career advancement.

Crist’s image has taken a hit. The percentage of Floridians who view Crist favorably has steadily decreased, while the percentage who view Crist unfavorably has steadily risen. Now just 40 percent of voters hold a favorable opinion of Crist, and 42 percent hold an unfavorable view.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014, 09:52 AM

2. FiveThirtyEight also shows Crist ahead of Scott in the polls by 4-5 points.

That's from 5/29/14, the most recent I could find.

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