The latest poll out of Florida: Rudy 36%, Romney 19%, McCain 12%, Huckabee 9% and Thompson 8%. If duplicated elsewhere these results would raise serious concerns for Thompson that his slippage is not just limited to national polls( look at that green line on the RCP chart) and for McCain that his national good news buzz is not really affecting his polling in key states (see here). For Romney this good news and may indicate he is supplanting Thompson as the second place candidate in the Sunshine state (average polling is here). For Rudy, this represents his highest percentage to date suggesting that Florida — which in state GOP officials tout as the most representative of the country as a whole (yes, yes many states make that claim) — may be following national trends showing Rudy edging up.
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