Charlie Crist leads Gov. Rick Scott by 10 points in new poll

Gap between contenders slightly wider than previous poll

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (left) and current Gov. Rick Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Former Gov. Charlie Crist is leading Republican Gov. Rick Scott by 10 points in a new poll.

The poll released by Quinnipiac University on Wednesday also found that 53 percent do not think Scott deserves a second term as governor and that 42 percent approve of the job he's doing.

Crist is maintaining his lead over Scott even though the incumbent governor's campaign has spent millions on television ads.

The gap between Scott and Crist is slightly wider than it was in a poll taken in January 2014.

Quinnipiac also found that a majority of Floridians support offering in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally. Fifty-five percent polled support the idea.

The margin of error in the poll is plus or minus 2.6 percent.

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