Almost 1.300 TFS readers voted in our poll this week (which has now been closed) and the results could not be tighter. A slight majority of you believed that former Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich should continue in the Governor’s race. Former Governor Charlie Crist has what appears to be an overwhelming lead in the Democratic Primary. The winner will face unpopular Republican Governor Rick Scott in November. Pressure has been mounting for Senator Rich to withdraw from the race, although Governor Crist’s campaign has been far from a well-oiled machine over the past several months.
The Democratic establishment has lined up firmly behind Governor Crist while many leading progressives support Senator Rich. While Crist leads the battle for endorsements (which it worth reminding are readers rarely if ever translate directly to masses of votes) it is not as if Rich is completely without support from organizations and elected officials.
Full poll results after the jump.