Crist sees slight lead over Scott in Florida race for governor: poll

Democratic challenger, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist (L) and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, shake hands after participating in their second debate in DavieBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Democrat Charlie Crist holds a large edge among Florida’s independent voters, giving him a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in their bid for the nation’s largest swing state, a poll on Thursday showed. The results, released by Quinnipiac University in the final week of a deadlocked campaign before Tuesday’s election, showed Crist, a Republican turned Democrat, with 43 percent of the vote, and Scott with 40 percent – a statistical dead heat. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie, who is on the ballot, polled at 8 percent of the vote. …

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