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StPetePolls: Crist leads Dem 2014 primary
Posted Sep 10, 2012 by William March
Updated Sep 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist leads the field of Democrats in a poll testing potential candidates in a 2014 Democratic primary for governor.
The survey by StPetePolls showed Crist with 61 percent among a sample of registered Democrats followed by Alex Sink with 25 percent, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer with 7 percent, and state Sen. Nan Rich of Weston and state Democratic Paty Chairman Rod Smith at slightly more than 3 percent each.
Crist got 70 percent favorable ratings to 16 percent unfavorable in the poll, and Sink got 55 percent favorable to 21 percent unfavorable. The other candidates tested all had majority “don’t know” opinions.
StPetePolls is a division of a company specializing in corporate telecommunications and phone systems run by Matt Florell and headquartered in St. Petersburg.
In the last few years, the company has begun using its telecommunications capabilities to do political polling, some for paying political customers and some published, non-paid polls, Florell said in an interview. The political work is only a tiny fraction of the company’s business, and it’s not aligned with any political party or candidate, he said.
StPetePolls uses automated dialing or “robopoll” methodology.
This Democratic primary poll included 1,689 registered Democratic surveyed Saturday, for a 2.4-point error margin.
Full results here.