Crist, Scott setting records for unpopularity - FOX 13 News

Crist, Scott setting records for unpopularity

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Statistician Nate Silver earned a reputation for calling elections. His site, Fivethirtyeight.com, currently shows Florida's race for governor is a tossup.

But it also shows Governor Rick Scott and Charlie Crist could make history for being so unpopular. Harry Enten, a senior writer and analyst for Fivethirtyeight.com reviewed gubernatorial races across the nation.

His research shows no other state has had a pair of candidates this unpopular in a race for governor in the past ten years.

Gov. Scott has struggled with low approval ratings from the day he took office. Charlie Crist's favorability has declined since Republicans hammered him this year over Florida airwaves with attack ads.

The latest Quinnipiac poll gives Charlie Crist a five-point lead in a two-way matchup with Scott. But Crist's lead narrows to two points when Libertarian candidate Adrian Wylie is added into the mix (Wylie draws nine percent).

 

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