Latest Florida poll shows Charlie Crist ahead as governor, with Libertarian Adrian Wyllie gaining support
The news may show only that Charlie Crist is ahead of the current Florida Governor Rick Scott 41-29%, but no one should look past the surge of support for Adrian Wyllie, the Libertarian candidate.
The St Pete Polls track Wyllie at 8.7%, closing in on 1 in 10 voters, for governor.
“You are done Rhino, we are going with Adrian Wyllie for governor in 2014. Respect for the Constitution, we will accept nothing less. Scott thinks he is Bloomberg,” writes a supporter named Deborah on Wyllie’s Facebook page.
Legalizing marijuana appeared by gaining support as well, with a strong 73.5% who favor “a Florida Constitutional amendment that would allow the use of marijuana for treatment of debilitating medical conditions if authorized by a doctor.”
Regulating pot in a similar manner as alcohol was 58.8 -35.4% in favor.
The Patch coverage of the poll focused heavily on Scott and Crist, but the voters appear to be moving away from the mainstream political figures and ideals.
Wyllie received support from 6.9 percent of voters identifying themselves as Democrats, 9.4 percent as Republicans, and 11.1 percent of Independents.
In terms of race, 8.8 percent of whites backed Wyllie, along with 9.1 percent of blacks, 8.0 percent of Hispanics, 4.9 percent of Asians/Pacific Islanders, and 9.6 percent other or unknown races.
Full survey and poll details here