Rick Scott Would Lose to Charlie Crist by 16 Points, According to Latest Poll

Rick Scott continues to be unliked by many amounts of people, despite the fact that he's changed his mind about things like Medicaid expansion and despite adding more early voting days and declaring his love for Florida panthers.

The latest Quinnipiac University poll, released early Wednesday, shows that people ain't care about Gov. Voldemort and says that Scott would lose to not only Charlie Christ but Alex Sink as well.

Sick burn.

Quinnipiac delivered similar bad news to Scott back in December, when his approval ratings were "just plain awful."

In Wednesday's poll, 49 percent of Florida voters say they do not approve of Scott's job performance, with only 32 percent saying he should be reelected.

Meanwhile, the poll also says Scott would lose a reelection bid to Crist by a 50-to-34 percent margin. And, if that weren't enough of a cold, dead fish slap to the face, the poll says he'd also lose to Sink by a 45-to-34 percent margin.

"There isn't much good news in these numbers for Gov. Rick Scott, but there is some," assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Peter A. Brown said.

"These numbers indicate Republicans will have a tough job turning around Crist's lead over Scott by reminding voters of Crist's evolution."

But they just hired this guy to help turn things around!

Some say that the piss-poor numbers suggest that Scott may have to deal with a Republican challenger in a GOP primary before he could even go up against Crist or Sink.

The closest challenger for that seems to be Agriculture Secretary Adam Putnam. But the poll says Scott would beat Putnam by a 47-to-24 percent margin, according to Republican voters who were polled.

So hey, good news, Rick!

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,000 registered Florida between March 13 and 18 and has a 3.1 percent margin of error.

As an aside, GOPers who call Crist a traitor are apparently in the minority, according to the poll, which states that 50 - 40 percent of Floridan voters say that Crist's switch from Republican to Democrat is "a positive thing that shows he is a pragmatist, rather than a negative thing that shows he lacks core beliefs." Marking the first time in Florida history that Crist is getting positive views by basically doing nothing but changing his party, as well as the first time in U.S. history that GOPers find themselves as minorities.

Crazy world!

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