Poll Shows Gov. Scott, Crist Tied, 1 In 4 Voters Undecided
By Matt O'Hern // September 2, 2014
President Obama's Approval At 38%
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The latest statewide poll among Florida voters revealed 26 percent of Florida voters as undecided in the race between Gov. Rick Scott and his challenger, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.
Other notable results from the Gravis poll include a 64% approval of the medical marijuana amendment which needs 60% of votes to pass, a 55% disapproval/38% approval of President Obama’s job performance, and a shrinking lead for former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton against fellow potential presidential candidates, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Clinton led Rubio, with 44% of the vote compared to 35% for Rubio and 21% undecided. Against Gov. Bush, Clinton’s lead fell to two points, at 39% to 37%, within the margin of error. In the Clinton vs. Bush race, 24% of voters were undecided.
Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted the random survey of 859 registered voters in Florida regarding current or potential election matchups.
The poll was conducted using internet panels (20%) and automated calls (80%).
On internet responses, only respondents that indicated they “mostly” or “only” use their cell phones as their primary voice communication were included. Overall, the poll has a margin of error of ± 4%. The Poll was conducted August 14 – August 24, 2014.