DAYTONA BEACH -- The percentage margin off victory by Gov. Rick Scott against two GOP challengers in Tuesday's primary was greater than that of former Gov. Charlie win over Nan Rich in the Democratic primary.
That could mean one of three things:
1. Scott is going to win in November;
2. Crist had a tougher opponent and therefore it could be anyone's race in November;
3. It means absolutely nothing.
Here are the results in each of the respective primaries:
• Scott won the GOP primary with 88 percent or 834,401 votes with Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder coming in with 11 percent or 100,715 votes and Yinka Adeshina last with 2 percent o 16,903 votes.
• Crist won the Democratic primary with 74 percent or 622,982 votes over Nan Rich with 26 percent or 214,714 votes.
Rich's vote total was far greater than more than Cuevas-Neunder and Adeshina combined plus close to another 100,000 on top of that. Then again, Scott got more than 211,00-plus votes more than Crist.
However, each camp want to look at it, this likely is the highest profile race nationwide in a non-presidential election and should bring partisan voters out to the polls in November.
Among Volusia County voters, Scott was chosen by 88.03 percent of GOP voters while Crist received support from 71.18 percent of Democrats voting.
The results mirrored those of the statewide primary results.
Crist, then a Republican, was elected the 44th Governor of Florida in November 2006. He served one term and was succeeded by Jeb Bush. Crist previously served as state attorney general from 2003 to 2007.
Crist had long been affiliated with the Republican Party until becoming an Independent in 2010, in a failed run for U.S. Senate. He most recently became a Democrat in Dec. 2012.
Scott is vying for his second four-year term against Crist, having defeated Democrat Alex Sink in 2010.