Monday, May 12, 2014

Poll Watch: McLaughlin & Associates (R) Florida 2014 Gubernatorial Survey

McLaughlin & Associates (R) Florida 2014 Gubernatorial Poll
  • Rick Scott (R) 42%
  • Charlie Crist (D) 38%
Survey of 800 likely voters was conducted May 4-6, 2014 for American Future Fund. The margin of error is +/- 3.4 percentage points. Party ID: 40% Republican; 37% Democrat; 23% Independent/Other.

Inside the numbers: 
Fifty-three percent (53%) of Florida voters approve of the job Governor Scott has done in office and by a 44% to 36% margin Florida voters view Governor Scott favorably. Former Governor Crist; however, is only viewed favorably by 39% of Florida voters and is viewed unfavorably by 41% of voters.
Governor Scott also has a significant advantage over former Governor Crist on specific issues of concern to Florida voters. Florida voters believe Governor Scott is best positioned to better handle improving the economy and creating jobs by a 39% to 25% margin. And on the issue of which candidate would do a better job keeping taxes low and reducing wasteful spending, Scott again outpaces Crist 38% to 23%.

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