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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Poll: Marco Rubio 41, Charlie Crist 30, Kendrick Meek 23

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September

The latest Rasmussen robo poll has Marco Rubio comfortably ahead by 11 points:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida finds Rubio with 41% support. Crist, the state’s current governor, earns 30% of the vote, with Democrat Kendrick Meek still running third with 23%. Two percent (2%) like another candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

In late August, just after Meek beat back a tough primary challenge, the race was nearly identical: Rubio 40%, Crist 30%, Meek 21%.

 ...Eighty percent (80%) of Rubio voters now say they are certain how they will vote in November, as do 69% of Meek’s supporters, up from 48% in the previous survey. Only 45% of Crist’s voters say they’re sure at this point how they’ll vote on Election Day. This number bears watching because it suggests the race could follow the typical pattern of three-way contests with voters shifting to one of the two major party candidates.

Seventy-two percent (72%) of GOP voters now support Rubio, while just 45% of Democrats back Meek. Crist earns support from 33% of Democrats and 19% of Republicans. Voters not affiliated with either of the major parties break 42% Crist, 27% Rubio and 24% Meek.

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[Last modified: Thursday, October 7, 2010 6:29pm]

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