Check out this intriguing May 23-25 statewide poll of registered voters by Florida Opinion Research, asking about a Charlie Crist vs. Rick Scott gubernatorial matchup in 2014. This assumes the former Florida governor challenges the incumbent Republican by running as a Democrat — and survives a Democratic primary:
■ Crist: 48.1 percent
■ Scott: 34.1 percent
■ Don't know/Refused: 12.8 percent
■ Other: 5 percent
The poll has a 3.46 percentage point margin of error.
While 60.3 percent of Republicans said they would support Scott, only 21.6 percent of independent voters backed him. Crist won 74.2 percent of Democrats and 52.2 percent of independents.