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Rasmussen poll: Rubio 36 percent, Crist 34, Meek 15

Rasmussen robo poll (MoE +/-4.5%): The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida finds the two candidates neck-and-neck again this month, with Rubio earning 36 percent support and Crist, the state’s current Republican governor, capturing 34 percent of the vote. Prospective Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek remains a distant third with 15 percent. Fourteen percent (14%) of the state’s voters remain undecided.

... If Meek’s Democratic Primary challenger, billionaire real estate Jeff Greene, is their opponent, Rubio gets 37 percent of the vote to Crist’s 33 percent. Greene earns 18 percent, while 12 percent remain undecided. Crist’s support is down eight points from the previous survey, while Greene is up five.

... Regardless of which Democrat is in the race, Rubio carries roughly 60 percent of the GOP vote, while Crist earns 29 percent support from voters in his former party. It will be interesting to see if Crist can hang on to this level of support from Republicans as the campaign wears on. Democrats are narrowly divided between Crist and the candidate from their own party. Voters not affiliated with either party give a slight edge to Crist. But nearly one-out-of-five Democrats and unaffiliateds remain undecided.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:46am]

    

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