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Scott, Crist Tied on Eve of Election Day

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The race between Florida Gov. Rick Scott and his Democratic challenger, Charlie Crist, remains essentially tied as the campaign enters its final day.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday showed Crist had 42 percent of the vote to Scott's 41 percent. Libertarian Adrian Wyllie had 7 percent with 9 percent undecided.

A Quinnipiac poll last week showed Crist with a 43-40 lead.

Most likely voters had unfavorable views of both candidates. Half the voters had a negative opinion of Crist, compared to 43 percent with a favorable opinion. Some 49 percent of voters said they disapproved of Scott compared to 42 percent who had a favorable rating.

Quinnipiac polled 817 likely voters between Tuesday and Sunday. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

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Gov. Rick Scott, right, speaks to supporters as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, left, look on during a campaign stop Monday, in Clearwater. Scott is running against Democratic opponent and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist are criss-crossing the state on the final day before Election Day.Scott started his day by campaigning in Clearwater where his bus was met by a loud group of protesters who were chanting "too shady for the Sunshine State" and "it's not working," a dig at Scott's election motto.

Inside a Greek restaurant Scott ripped Crist as someone who "ran away" after one term as governor when the state's economy soured.

Crist, meanwhile, campaigned in South Florida ahead of an election eve rally with former President Bill Clinton.

The governor's race is expected to be the costliest in state history.