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Rasmussen poll in 3-way race: Marco Rubio 37, Charlie Crist 30, Kendrick Meek 22



Rasmussen Reports:

...The latest Rasmussen Reports poll of Florida voters finds that 37 percent would vote for GOP frontrunner Marco Rubio, 30 percent for Crist and 22 percent for the likely Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek. That’s much closer than a month ago when Rubio had a 17-point advantage and Crist was in third place.

In a two-way race, both Rubio and Crist hold solid leads over Meek. Rubio now leads among Republicans and unaffiliated voters with Crist in second. Among Democrats, Meek earns 46 percent support, while Crist picks up 33 percent of the Democratic vote. ...

Fifty-six percent of voters now approve of the way Crist is handling his job, up 11 points from a month ago. It’s significant to note that the governor gets higher ratings from Democrats and unaffiliated voters than he does from Republicans. ... Still, voters are closely divided over what Crist should do next. Thirty-seven percent say he should launch an independent bid, 30 percent disagree, and 33 percent are not sure. Fifty-three percent of Republicans say he should not take such a step, while 50 percent of Democrats say he should. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 41 percent favor an independent run, and 28 percent are opposed.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:30am]


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