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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Poll: Marco Rubio 39, Charlie Crist 33, Kendrick Meek 18

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TCPalm: According to a TCPalm.com/Zogby poll released Tuesday, 39.2 percent of the state’s voters favor Rubio, while 33 percent went with Crist and 17.6 percent are intending to vote for the Democratic congressman from Miami....Zogby International Chairman John Zogby said Crist is actually doing better than in previous polls conducted by his polling company. Crist had been down at 28 percent, while Meek has fallen from 25 percent.

Rubio has held steady.

“It’s hard to defeat Rubio if he holds at 38-39 percent, but it does look as if rather than gaining, Meek is losing ground, significant ground,” Zogby said.

Three out of four Republican voters support Rubio, while Crist leads among both Democrats and independents.

Meek or Crist “has to go very negative after Rubio and get his numbers down,” Zogby said. “He’s in the winning range.”

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[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:33pm]

    

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