Poll: Rubio Leads Crist Big in Florida Senate Race

By: AP
By: AP

Tallahassee, Florida (AP) --

A poll suggests Republican Marco Rubio has opened a double-digit lead in Florida's U.S. Senate race over Gov. Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek.

The Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday, Sept. 30 says Rubio was favored by 46 percent of 1,151 likely voters. It was conducted
between Sept. 23 and 28 and its margin of error is plus or minus
2.9 percentage points.

Crist, who left the GOP in April to run for the Senate as an
independent, was favored by 33 percent. Meek, a Miami congressman,
was the choice of 18 percent.

Rubio, a former state House speaker, built his lead by getting
the support of 83 percent of Republicans and splitting the
independent vote with Crist. Meanwhile, Meek and Crist are
splitting the Democrats.


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  • by ETurnage Location: Tallahassee on Oct 5, 2010 at 06:40 PM
    Susan, do you need help packing? Rubio in the Senate, Southerland in the House, and Scott in the Governor's seat. And I'm a Democrat, but not for much longer. Tired of the out of control spending and lies. We have one ( Allen Boyd ), who can shake your hand, look you in the eye, and lie, all at the same time. Sink just recieved the endorsement from the PBA and that is an automatic shutout. The PBA could care less about the general public and is a self interest group that is solely concerned with the perks and pay of it's members. That tells me that they are scared of someone who will put the brakes on unnecessary spending...No more exhorbitant pay increases and a cut in the donut allowance.
  • by Renee Location: Florida on Sep 30, 2010 at 12:16 PM
    I do not think the voters of Florida are taking the election process serious because they are just voting to say they voted. The state of Florida has been ridiculed every since that situation with Gore and Bush and now the country is waiting to see what we are going to do in this state. Marco Rubio should have stayed at the level he was elected to represent because he is not prepared to go face the people in the District. When we vote for somebody to represent this state, we must choose somebody who will be able to stand toe to toe with the political machine and not join the shamble in the District.
  • by again Location: fl on Sep 30, 2010 at 07:18 AM
    this is sink and company third try, mcbride her husband,smith her lt. governor now sink the voters have said no twiced ?????
  • by Susan on Sep 30, 2010 at 06:35 AM
    I think I'll be ready to move out of the state if Scott is elected our Governor and Rubio our Senator, and I'm a Republican. Florida will then remain the embarassement to the rest of the country. Do you people read the paper or listen to the news????
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