Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Florida Poll: Scott Leads Crist For First Time; Medical Marijuana at 60% Approval

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida – A new poll, released exclusively to Brevard Times on Wednesday, shows incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott with a 44-43% lead over Charlie Crist, former GOP governor turned Democrat.  9% were undecided.

Crist led Scott 47-43% in a similar poll in February 2014.

Human Events-Gravis Marketing conducted the political poll of 907 registered voters in Florida by automated calls to landlines between 4/23/14 and 4/25/14.  The poll has a margin of error +/-3%.

According to Doug Kaplan of Gravis Marketing, “The political poll is good news for Governor Scott, he has spent a fortune recently on television ads and in numerous polls, you see Scott closing in on Crist, this poll is the first poll that shows Scott ahead.”

 In the same poll, Floridians overwhelmingly are supporting a proposed state constitutional amendment to allow the use of medical marijuana under certain conditions.  60% of those polled support passage of the amendment, with only 8% unsure.

Kaplan said, “Medical Marijuana is at its magic number of 60%. I believe getting 60% is difficult, but without opposition, medical marijuana passes with 65-66%, the question is does it translate to votes for Crist.”

The entire language for the medical marijuana question is:

BALLOT SUMMARY: Allows the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases as determined by a licensed Florida physician. Allows caregivers to assist patients’ medical use of marijuana. The Department of Health shall register and regulate centers that produce and distribute marijuana for medical purposes and shall issue identification cards to patients and caregivers. Applies only to Florida law. Does not authorize violations of federal law or any non-medical use, possession or production of marijuana.”

The entire poll can be seen at Gravis Marketing.


  1. This is an outlier poll from at best conservative (fraud?) marketing firm. Same with Magellan (R-Liberty Foundation of America). Quinnipiac University has Christ up by 10 points in the same period. Scott has dumped millions of dollars on the air waves in negative ads to bring Crist down and has little to nothing to show or it. His approval rating is in the tank for a good reason, his poor record.

  2. Brevard voters will ignore a criminal history as long as the GOP flag is waved.

    Sad bunch that brought you the Bush crime family.

    Get out and vote.