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Democratic pollster: biggest winner of today’s Dem Senate primary may be Republican Rubio

by George Bennett | August 24th, 2010

Democratic pollster Tom Jensen expects a Kendrick Meek win over Jeff Greene in today’s Democratic Senate primary. If so, Jensen says, “the biggest winner coming out of the primary may be Marco Rubio.”

The latest poll by Jensen’s Public Policy Polling says likely Republican Senate nominee Rubio (assuming he beats William Escoffery III and William Billy Kogut in today’s GOP primary) gets 40 percent of the general election vote, with independent Gov. Charlie Crist at 32 percent and Meek at 17 percent. If Palm Beach billionaire Greene wins the primary, Rubio holds only a 1-point lead over Crist, with Greene at 13 percent.

Crist has led some earlier polls, but PPP finds that if Meek is the nominee, many Democratic voters who might vote for Crist will instead come home to their party.

The general election poll sampled 567 likely voters over the weekend and has a 4.1 percent margin of error.

PPP on Monday released polls showing Meek leading Greene by 24 points and, in the GOP governor’s primary, Rick Scott topping Bill McCollum by 7 points.

9 Responses to “Democratic pollster: biggest winner of today’s Dem Senate primary may be Republican Rubio”

  1. You're No Dem Says:

    Don’t worry Marco we haven’t forgotten about you.
    We got your number and will be coming for you next.

  2. Me Says:

    There are NO winners if people do not know to vote for MAURICE FERRE and NOT Greene or Meek….he is the best….the only…check him out…mymauriceferre.com….if you voted for Obama, you will want to vote for FERRE.

  3. Disenchanted Journo Says:

    Th anti-party national narrative for this election is just not holding up. – http://disenchantedjourno.blogspot.com/2010/08/thought-of-day-never-count-your.html

  4. Steve in WPB Says:

    Good article George. As a Democrat I would rather see Meek win but will vote for Charlie to prevent further republicon damage of my beautiful state of Florida.

  5. Max Says:

    Voting Charlie all the way….

  6. xxl maroc Says:

    same like max

  7. Sam Says:

    I’m confused about which would be the better candidate to run against.

  8. john Says:

    It’s too bad, because neither side will learn anything from the lefts cave-in this past year. Special interest money is the drug our beloved politicians are hooked on … junkies!

  9. AddictingInfo Says:

    We have to find a way to stop the party of NO!!!

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