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Poll: Rubio, Crist crush Meek; McCollum well ahead of Sink



The numbers I suspect most of us are most curious about - Crist vs. Rubio - will be coming later today, but Rasmussen's latest robo poll shows Marco Rubio leading Kendrick Meek by 17 points (49 percent to 32 percent) and Charlie Crist leading Meek by 15 (48 percent to 33 percent).

Republican guberntatorial candidate Bill McCollum is leading Democrat Alex Sink 46 percent to 35 percent. Only 42 percent of Florida voters polled approve of President Obama's performance and 58 percent disapprove. More:

Both Crist and Rubio lead Meek by two-to-one among male voters but have a more modest edge among female voters. Voters not affiliated with either major party prefer either of the Republicans to Meek by roughly 20 points.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of all Florida voters currently approve of the job Crist is doing as governor, including 10% who strongly approve. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove of his job performance, with 17% who strongly disapprove. These numbers are little changed from December.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:16pm]


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