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Dem polling firm: Fla. Senate race close if Rubio is GOP nominee

by George Bennett | March 10th, 2010

Marco Rubio beats Gov. Charlie Crist by a 60-to-28 percent margin in a Republican Senate primary matchup, a Democratic polling firm says, but Rubio only has a 5-point lead over Democratic frontrunner Kendrick Meek in a hypothetical general election matchup.

The latest survey of 849 Florida voters by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling, which works primarily for Democratic candidates, shows former Florida House Speaker Rubio with a 44-to-39 percent lead over Miami U.S. Rep. Meek. Crist would beat Meek 46-to-33 percent, according to the poll.

If Crist were to run as an independent, the poll says, he’d finish second with 27 percent to Rubio’s 34 percent. Meek gets 25 percent in that scenario.

6 Responses to “Dem polling firm: Fla. Senate race close if Rubio is GOP nominee”

  1. Ben Says:

    That is a laugh!

    A fiscal latino conservative!

    He’ll smear Meeks who has never met a tax he didn’t like.

  2. Fred Says:

    Rubio a joke.

    An Anti-job conservative!

    He’ll smear Rubio who hasn’t met a poor person who he’d love to kick.

  3. bubbah Says:

    I hope this is plausible…God help us if Rubio gets elected. He’d be worse than that bimbo Paula Hawkins. Meeks would be better than Rubio anyday.

  4. Freida Says:

    Sorry, Kendrick Meeks is riding mama’s coattails.

    All he knows ask for everything and tax the people.


  5. fred Says:

    The democrats, which means the palm beach post also, wants Crist because they are afraid of Rubio.

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