Poll shows Floridians know who their governor isby Dara Kam | June 29th, 2009
A new Mason DIxon poll shows that nearly all Floridians recognize Gov. Charlie Crist’s name – but less than half of them viewhim favorably.
The poll, released today, shows Crist leading former House Speaker Marco Rubio by 51 to 23 percent in the GOP race to fill retiring U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez’ seat, with 26 percent undecided.
Crist has nearly total name recognition among Florida Republicans while Rubio is recognized by just more than half, the poll found.
But among GOP voters who recognize both Rubio and Crist, the poll shows them in a virtual dead heat – Crist with 33 percent and Rubio with 31.
U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek has a 27 to 12 percent lead over U.S. Rep. Corinne Brown but nearly two-thirds of voters – 61 percent – remain undecided in that race. 0
In a General Election, Crist leads 48 percent to 26 percent over Meek, with 26 percent undecided. Crist also leads Brown by 55 percent to 24 percent, with 21 percent undecided.
In the general election, the poll showed Crist with a slightly smaller lead over Meek – 48 to 26 percent, with 26 percent undecided.
The poll was released by Ron Sachs Communications.