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Poll: Marco Rubio 57%, Charlie Crist 28%

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Rasmussen Reports robo poll has Marco Rubio beating Charlie Crist for the GOP Senate nomination, 57 percent to 28 percent: The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters in the Sunshine State shows former state House Speaker Marco Rubio edging up a point from last month to 57%, his highest level of support to date. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate in the race, and 12% are undecided.

Republican Primary voters see Rubio as a stronger candidate than Crist in the General Election. Eighty-one percent (81%) say Rubio would be at least Somewhat Likely to win if nominated while just 63% say the same of Crist. Those figures include 53% who say Rubio would be Very Likely to win and 30% who see Crist as Very Likely to win.

The latest polling of the general election contest shows both Crist and Rubio with a double-digit lead over their likely Democratic opponent, Congressman Kendrick Meek.

From the cross tabs: 56 percent of Republicans said they were were concerned by Rubio's spending on his party credit card. Asked whether the Justice Department should investigate allegations of financial wrongdoing in the Florida GOP, 40 percent of likely Republican voters said yes, 23 percent said no and 37 percent were not sure.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:27pm]

    

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