Florida

Poll Puts Charlie Crist Ahead in Fla. Governor Race

Should he decide to run to get his old job back

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat, would trounce the state's current GOP Gov. Rick Scott in a hypothetical 2014 matchup, a new poll says.

Mr. Crist, running as a Democrat, would get 50 percent of the vote, while Mr. Scott would garner just 34 percent, according to results of a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday. Only 36 percent of voters approve of how Mr. Scott's handles his job, according to the survey.

The poll also shows that Democrat Alex Sink, the state's former chief financial officer who lost to Mr. Scott in 2010, would beat him in a rematch by a margin of 45 percent to 34 percent.