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Crist, Scott Virtually Tied In New Poll

TAMPA (CBSMiami) - A new poll shows the governor's race is neck and neck with three weeks to go to the election.

The survey by StPetePolls, which used both robocalls and emails, found 44.1 percent favored Governor Rick Scott and 43.1 percent favored former Governor Charlie Crist. Libertarian candidate Adrian Wyllie got 7.8 percent of the vote.

The poll was rebalanced to reflect the three percent partisan advantage most forecasters give to the GOP.

The poll had a margin of error of 1.8 percent so it's still a statistical tie between Scott and Crist.

The survey also found that the push for Amendment 2, the referendum to allow marijuana for treatment of medical conditions, was losing steam. Polling found that only 52 percent of likely voters said they favor Amendment 2, with just under 39 percent saying "no" and 10 percent undecided. Those numbers are under the 60 percent approval needed for the referendum to pass.


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