Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rubio takes lead in Florida, Meek eclipses Greene

Charlie Crist has done well in Florida as an independent mainly at the expense of Democrats.  In fact, Kendrick Meek has done so poorly over the summer that some Democratic organizers have openly flirted with backing Crist over their own party’s eventual nominee in order to woo Crist into joining their caucus.  However, a resurgence by Meek and what appears to be a collapse by Jeff Greene has Democrats returning homeand Crist starting to slide:
Republican Marco Rubio has nudged ahead of independent Charlie Crist in Florida’s nationally watched U.S. Senate race in a hypothetical three-way matchup with Democrat Kendrick Meek, according to a Mason-Dixon poll released Saturday.
Rubio led Crist in the poll 38 percent to 33 percent, with 18 percent for Meek and 11 percent undecided. …
Crist’s fate depends on whether he attracts large numbers of Democratic voters in the general election, the poll found. The results indicate that Meek is gaining support among Democrats, which could draw votes away from Crist and give Rubio an advantage.
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