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Democratic 2014 poll: Crist, Sink have solid favorable ratings among Dem voters

by George Bennett | September 11th, 2012

A poll of Florida Democrats commissioned by Democratic consultant Christian Ulvert shows former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist enjoyed strong favorable ratings among Florida Dems before he endorsed President Obama and spoke at the Democratic convention.

Taken Aug. 5-7 by Democratic firm SE&A Research, the poll shows 59 percent of Florida Democrats had a somewhat or very favorable opinion of Crist and 52 percent had a somewhat or very favorable view of Alex Sink, the former Florida chief financial officer who lost the 2010 governor’s race to Republican Rick Scott.

In a hypothetical head-to-head Democratic governor’s primary matchup, Sink got 31 percent to 29 percent for Crist. That’s within the poll’s 4 percent margin of error.

Crist, who ditched his Republican registration for no party affiliation during a failed 2010 Senate campaign, endorsed Obama Aug. 26 and spoke at the Democratic convention the following week. Crist is widely rumored to be mulling a 2014 run for governor as a Democrat.

Ulvert is advising Palm Beach County Democratic state attorney candidate Dave Aronberg and the Florida Democratic Party on state legislative races. He’s close to former Democratic state Sen. and 2010 attorney general candidate Dan Gelber, but said he didn’t commission the poll on behalf of anyone.


2 Responses to “Democratic 2014 poll: Crist, Sink have solid favorable ratings among Dem voters”

  1. Peter Schorsch Says:

    New poll of 2014 Democratic primary: Sink 31%, Crist 29% — shouldn’t Sink be worried?

  2. What a joke Says:

    So, all democrats in the state of FL are going to move out of the way and let a former republican and then Independent and soon to be a democrat run for a high political office, while bypassing other loyal democrats in FL?!?!

    Yeah, go ahead. Make way for the silver republican fox.

    A real flip flopper.

    The FL democrat party is pathetic if they let Crist take over!

    There are DESERVING FL DEMOCRATS who need a crack at democrat offices.

    And you all are going to make way for a former republican?

    Go ahead, make my day!

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