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Poll: Either Rubio or Crist crush Meek



Rasmussen Reports: While Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio battle it out for the Republican Senate nomination in Florida, one thing is unchanged for now: Regardless of which GOP candidate emerges, the likely Democratic Senate nominee, Congressman Kendrick Meek, has a long way to go. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows Meek trailing Crist by 16 points and Rubio by 20 in general election match-ups, margins that are virtually unchanged from a month ago.

While Crist, the state’s current governor, trails Rubio by the widest margin yet among Republican voters, he leads Meek 48% to 32%. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided. Rubio now holds a 51% to 31% lead over Meek. Seven percent (7%) like another candidate, and 11% remain undecided.

...While Barack Obama carried Florida with 51% of the vote in the 20087 election, just 45% of voters in the state approve of his performance as president, with 31% who strongly approve. Fifty-four percent (54%) disapprove of the job he is doing, including 44% who strongly disapprove. This marks a slight improvement for the president from a month ago and is now roughly comparable to his overall job approval ratings nationally...Fifty-two percent (52%) of Florida voters approve of the job Crist is doing as governor, with 15% who strongly approve. Forty-five percent (45%) disapprove of his performance as governor, including 15% who strongly disapprove.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:22pm]


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