New polling data put the breaks on Charlie Crist’s air of inevitability as he runs for his old job back against incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott.
All polls have shown a gradual narrowing of the race since Charlie Crist declared his candidacy. Crist, a notoriously poor closer, is always at his best in theory rather than in fact. It’s easy for people to say they’d vote against Rick Scott, but when they have to pick between two real world candidates, the race takes a different hue entirely.
Here’s how recent headlines describe changes in the race:
There is no question. Governor Scott is on a comeback and Charlie Crist is falling from grace as he transitions from theoretical candidate to real human candidate.
We are moving this race from Lean D to True Tossup. (Bear with us as we update the way-outdated ratings from July!)