Skip to comments.2010 Florida GOP Senate Primary: Crist 43%, Rubio 43%
Posted on 12/15/2009 3:33:14 PM PST by Steelfish
Election 2010: Florida GOP Senate Primary 2010 Florida GOP Senate Primary: Crist 43%, Rubio 43%
Tuesday, December 15
Governor Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio are now tied in the 2010 race for the Republican Senate nomination in Florida.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters finds Crist and Rubio each with 43% of the vote. Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
Crists support has fallen from 53% in August to 49% in October. Rasmussen Reports noted at the time, The fact that Crist has fallen below 50% in a primary against a lesser known opponent suggests potential vulnerability.
Rubios name recognition has grown in recent months and he is now viewed Very Favorably by 34% of Likely Primary Voters. Thats up from 18% in August. As his name recognition increased, Rubios support in the polls has jumped from 31% in August to 43% today.
Crist, well known throughout the state, has seen his ratings go in the opposite direction. Just 19% now have a Very Favorable opinion of him, a figure that represents a double digit decline since August.
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who can seriously vote for Crist? no more RINOs please.
holy COW. That is amazing. I was excited about Rubio the second I heard him. This is remarkable. Crist really needs to just step aside and wait to run the next time around against Nelson, or actually focus on his job for a few years, and then run for a seat.
AWESOME NEWS. GO RUBIO GO!!
Crist is toast. He is up to his neck in the $1.2 billion Scott Rothstein ponzi scheme. He may have appointed judges based on Rothstein’s suggestions.
Tied where? Nobody has called me. Everybody I know wants Rubio.
The years go by so fast. Not too early to be thinking about 2012. Who might they get to take on Nelson? If it is a Republican year he definitely can go down. If the play it right and gain at least 4 seats next year then in ‘12 they should be able to knock off not only Nelson but also Webb, Tester, McCaskill and hopefully more of the dreadful class of 2006.
There’s a small chance Jeb will run for Nelson’s seat in 2012.
When does Crist decide to switch parties (like Specter)?
As Obama looks worse, the Bushes will improve and Jeb should come back into focus for a landslide.
I would like to see Jeb run.
When I was talking about Nelson being defeated I originally meant Bill. But depending on how things go they really should try to dump Ben too.
Wow,last i heard Rubio was down 20 points. This is great news. Charlie is a lousy canidate and a RINO!
I was thinking the same thing. The father we get away from his brother's presidency, the higher W's approval rating get, and the less damage he does to Jeb. Just last week, W polled just 5-7 points below Obama. '12 might seem like a lifetime away from '08, making it easier for Jeb to run, FWIW.
At least Crist’s numbers are headed in the right direction. America can’t afford anymore “Republicans” like Crist - he’s part of what got us where we are today.
Hold the RINOS, bring on the conservatives.
Connie Mack 4 might challenge Nelson in 2012. Jeb is probably looking at the White House in 2012 or 2016.
The Bush (GW) and Karl Rove are why we have Obama NOW!
NO MORE BUSHES
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