May 17, 2010

Marco Rubio Beats Crist and Meek in New Poll of Florida Senate Race

MarcoRubio NR cover 227x300 Marco Rubio Beats Crist and Meek in New Poll of Florida Senate Race Florida Pundit: A new Rasmussen poll has Republican Marco Rubio leading with 39 percent over Independent Charlie Crist (31 percent) and Democrat Kendrick Meek (18 percent).

Crist left the Republican Party in late April after falling from a commanding lead last year to trailing Rubio by 30 points. It looks like Crist's slight bounce in a Mason Dixon poll from May 3-5 is over.

crist 150x150 Marco Rubio Beats Crist and Meek in New Poll of Florida Senate Race Crist has become known for frequent flip-flops on issues like the Obama stimulus plan which he supported when it was passed. He left the Republican Party 30 days after he stated on national television that he was proud to be in the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. And he refused to return money to donors who had supported him as a Republican. Now Crist is saying that Elena Kagan will "do a great job" on the Supreme Court although last year he opposed the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor.

Rubio is consolidating his lead among Republicans and is gaining among independent voters. Given Crist's tendency to change his views based on what he thinks is best for him at the time, it seems unlikely that Crist can get enough Democrat votes to remain competitive even with a weak Democrat candidate.

For the Rubio campaign this is certainly not the time to become complacent, but Marco Rubio is the candidate that clearly opposes the expansion of the federal government under Obama, the major issue that is likely to drive the outcome of the November 2010 election.

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