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Senate poll: Crist 54, Rubio 23; Dems little-known

by George Bennett | June 10th, 2009

The latest Quinnipiac University poll of Florida voters shows Gov. Charlie Crist with a 54-to-23 percent lead over former state House Speaker Marco Rubio in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Among Democratic voters, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek leads the field with 18 percent. More than half of Democratic voters are undecided. Eighty percent of Floridians, including 74 percent of Dems, say they don’t know enough about Meek to form an opinion.

Among all Florida voters, Crist has a higher job-approval rating (62 percent positive, 28 percent negative) than President Obama (58-35).

Click here to read the entire poll.

Taken June 2-7, the poll doesn’t include former New Hampshire Sen. Bob Smith, who recently launched a Republican campaign for Senate.

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3 Responses to “Senate poll: Crist 54, Rubio 23; Dems little-known”

  1. Post On Politics » Blog Archive » Post on Politics - Says:

    [...] Meek is the apparent Democatic frontrunner, a Quinnipiac University poll last week shows he’s little-known among voters, especially when compared to the GOP’s Senate frontrunner, Gov. Charlie [...]

  2. Post On Politics » Blog Archive » Post on Politics - Says:

    [...] Senate primary against the more moderate Gov. Charlie Crist, who has soaring approval ratings and a big lead in early polls. Without mentioning Crist, DeMint urges Republicans to ignore the polls and look to young [...]

  3. Layla Says:

    This Republican is NOT going to support Charlie Crist. No wonder he has a lead, the Dems love him. But it’s early yet. Lots of time before the primary. Crist’s own remarks about supporting McCain’s immigration bill (basically amnesty) shot him in the foot permanently as far as I’m concerned. Crist is about as Republican as Specter. My family is supporting Rubio, the conservative.

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