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Charlie Crist holds narrow lead in Florida, poll shows
Charlie Crist holds narrow lead in Florida, poll shows

Florida's bitterly tight race for governor is closing with a slight edge to Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, a new poll indicates. The survey, by Quinnipiac University, shows Crist leading incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, 43% to 40%, up from a tie in the same poll last week. It shows libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie getting 8%. A second poll released Thursday, by the Tampa Bay Times and the University of Florida's Bob Graham Center for Public Service, found the two major candidates virtually tied: Crist 42%, Scott 41% and 7% for Wyllie, excluding those voters who refused to say whom they backed. Florida has one of at least 10 races for governor that remain...

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