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Poll: Rubio crushing Crist and tied with Meek; McCollum 41, Sink 35



From a March 15-17 Daily Kos Research 2000 poll of likely voters (MoE +/- 5 for primary; +/- 4 overall):

Charlie Crist 30 vs Marco Rubio   58

Charlie Crist (R) 45 vs Kendrick Meek (D) 36

Marco Rubio (R) 41 vs. Kendrick Meek (D) 40

Notes Kos: I've been nothing but dismissive of Meek. But the numbers certainly suggest this could be competitive....But Rubio is now well into net-negative (fav/unfav) territory. And particularly disturbing for him, that fall has come from independents, going from 18/21/61 last November, to 26/38/36. Independents aren't liking what they see from him.

The poll had McCollum at 41, Sink at 35, with big gap in name recognition: 49 percent had no opinion of Sink, 27 percent had no opinion of McCollum.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:30pm]


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