A Florida Chamber of Commerce poll released Sunday has Charlie
Crist up 11 points over Marco Rubio in November’s Senate race.
According to the poll, the governor has 42 percent, while the
former speaker of the Florida House has 31 percent, and
Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek has 16 percent.
Polls have reported significant gains for Crist in the last
month, although the extent of his progress varies depending on
Rasmussen has Crist and Rubio tied up at 37 each, with Crist
closing an 8 point deficit in the last 3 weeks.
speculates that the oil spill has hurt the Republican brand in
Florida and that Democrats may opt to vote for Crist over
Kendrick Meek in order to spoil a GOP victory.
I’m somewhat puzzled as to why Meek is only getting 16 percent.
The congressman’s fundraising
numbers are comparable to Rubio’s. It would seem that if the
Democrats make a push for the seat after the August primary, the
new votes would come out of Crist’s stash, rather than Rubio’s —
if one believes this
poll that more than half of Crist’s supporters are Democrats.
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