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Florida Senate: Rubio (R) 40%, Crist (I) 30%, Meek (D) 21% (Ras)
ras ^ | 8/26/10 | ras

Posted on 08/26/2010 8:27:07 AM PDT by Ravi

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida shows Marco Rubio attracting 40% of the vote, while Charlie Crist picks up 30% in the race to become the state’s next U.S. senator. The new Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek earns 21% support.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: crist; orange; rubio; tan
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76% of rubio voters certain of how they will vote. 48% of meek voters certain of how they will vote. 45% of crist voters certain of their vote.
1 posted on 08/26/2010 8:27:10 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

Crist needs to get his sorry liberal a$$ out of the race so it will be a landslide for Rubio. Crist probably just running to insure a Democrat victory.


2 posted on 08/26/2010 8:30:24 AM PDT by ImNotLying
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To: Ravi
Hope Rubio doesn't let this latest poll make him feel invincible. It ain't over til it's over! I still wouldn't count out a 3AM call from Obama to Meek or Crist to drop out for something more lucrative in the "Adminstration".
3 posted on 08/26/2010 8:30:38 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Ravi

I expect State Media headline: “Rubio with a narrow lead”. Alternatively, “dead heat in FL” or “Crist in strong position”


4 posted on 08/26/2010 8:31:04 AM PDT by heiss
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To: Ravi

If no one reaches 50%, does Florida law require a runoff?


5 posted on 08/26/2010 8:35:10 AM PDT by CedarDave (Ten-year anniversary - proudly Freeping since Aug 17, 2000)
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To: Ravi

I love that Rubio will still be able to hand Crists ass to him. Making gutless decisions to further your political future should end in humiliation. Go Rubio.


6 posted on 08/26/2010 8:37:08 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: not2worry
Ki>Hope Rubio doesn't let this latest poll make him feel invincible

I hope Rubio is what he says he is and isn't just saying what people want to hear to gain office. Color me cynical.....

7 posted on 08/26/2010 8:38:56 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: heiss

Sadly, 30% is strong for such a miserable husk.


8 posted on 08/26/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: Ravi

Rubio needs to stay on his message.. even if he sounds like a doll when his string gets pulled.. he definitely has his spiel down.. hopefully enough folks will be stable on their meds and respond accordingly.

Charlie , go fishing.. or sumthin’.

and Meeks.. Meeks ? lolol

he’s no Alvin Greene,, but that may be a good thing in this one.


9 posted on 08/26/2010 8:39:50 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: CedarDave

No, only GA does that for general elections (although I think LA is brinigng it back for 2012).


10 posted on 08/26/2010 8:39:54 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Ravi

What happened to all those polls showing Crist in the lead?


11 posted on 08/26/2010 8:40:03 AM PDT by 84rules ( Ooh-Rah! Semper Fi!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I love for what he stands for....I also love to look at him, he’s a beautiful man:-)


12 posted on 08/26/2010 8:40:03 AM PDT by geege
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To: heiss

“I expect State Media headline: “Rubio with a narrow lead”. Alternatively, “dead heat in FL” or “Crist in strong position””

And never rule out those boxes of “found ballots” sitting in the trunks of dem operatives.


13 posted on 08/26/2010 8:40:39 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: heiss

Crist is angling for a post in the Obama administration. He will probably drop out and support Meek to get it. Maybe he could get a Czar job. Of what I do not know.


14 posted on 08/26/2010 8:41:14 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Ravi

Was this before the news of Crist going to Martha’s Vineyard, Friday?


15 posted on 08/26/2010 8:42:18 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Ravi

What happen to the nicely cooked up Quinnipec Push POLL that the trolls were pushing here last week that had Crist way ahead ?


16 posted on 08/26/2010 8:42:21 AM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: Thermalseeker

I hope Rubio is what he says he is and isn’t just saying what people want to hear to gain office. Color me cynical.....

**************

I think he is a marked improvement, but not a world beater.

Sort of like Scott Brown taking “Kennedy’s seat”.

A glass half full, which beats empty.


17 posted on 08/26/2010 8:42:21 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: geege
Rubio should win this going away...people down here do not like a sore looser...
18 posted on 08/26/2010 8:42:36 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: 84rules

I think there was only one. It was trumpeted over and over by the Obamacrat Media.


19 posted on 08/26/2010 8:42:36 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: screaminsunshine

Commissar of suntans and chickenhawks.


20 posted on 08/26/2010 8:44:19 AM PDT by Psalm 144
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To: screaminsunshine
Maybe he could get a Czar job. Of what I do not know.

Something 'character appropriate' like "Honey Bucket Czar".

21 posted on 08/26/2010 8:44:21 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: 84rules
What happened to all those polls showing Crist in the lead?

The oil leak was plugged.

The Dems have chosen their candidate.

Night night Charlie.

22 posted on 08/26/2010 8:44:52 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Defeat Dingy Harry Reid)
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To: Psalm 144

How bout Dead Skunks.


23 posted on 08/26/2010 8:45:02 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Thermalseeker

Rubio started with this core message before the Tea Party movement even began, so I think he is the real deal. The only thing I don’t know is how much he’ll ‘evolve’ join the beltway crowd once he is there. By all signs, I think he will be a solid ally of DeMint to build a conservative coalition. If there is a core group of DeMint followers in the Senate, it will provide a real platform for principled conservative governance out of the Senate....something I have not witnessed in my lifetime.


24 posted on 08/26/2010 8:46:39 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: AuH2ORepublican
"No, only GA does that for general elections (although I think LA is brinigng it back for 2012)."

I was wondering that myself. Clearly Georgia does have run-off elections, but are they the only state that does that, or are there others besides LA?

25 posted on 08/26/2010 8:47:03 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: Ravi
WOW!
26 posted on 08/26/2010 8:50:03 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Ravi

Lib Media Headline:

Obama allies Crist/Meek Lead Tea Partier Rubio 51% to 40%


27 posted on 08/26/2010 8:53:17 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Thermalseeker
I hear you! Both he and McCullough scared me with their original positions on Immigration and then their “what I really meant was....”.

I'll vote for Rubio and if he doesn't live up to his mantra, then he's a one term Senator for me.

28 posted on 08/26/2010 8:53:37 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Ravi
I think the “Oct Surprise” in this race is Crist dropping out and endorsing Meeks, then in Jan 2012, announcing he is accepted a position in the Zero regime.
29 posted on 08/26/2010 8:54:58 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Ravi

NICE!


30 posted on 08/26/2010 8:55:46 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: Ravi

YESSSSSSSSSSSS!
*fist pump in air*
Hold fast, Floridians...
don’t disappoint the rest of the nation!


31 posted on 08/26/2010 8:57:59 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: geege

And has an adorable family!
Lucky Florida - hope you don’t blow it!


32 posted on 08/26/2010 8:59:31 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: matginzac

Lucky wife!!!!


33 posted on 08/26/2010 9:10:43 AM PDT by geege
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To: OldDeckHand

I believe that GA is the only state with run-offs in federal general elections (and only for Senate, not House, elections); LA will have run-offs for all elections starting in 2012.


34 posted on 08/26/2010 9:14:15 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Psalm 144
Sadly, 30% is strong for such a miserable husk.

Many Democrats in that 30% I would venture to say.

35 posted on 08/26/2010 9:15:21 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (He is not one of US.)
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To: Ravi

This is really reassuring news. Don’t know where that Quinnipiac poll came out with a big Crist lead about two or three weeks ago.


36 posted on 08/26/2010 9:22:23 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Psalm 144

Rubio has some work to do.....the liberals are taking 51% total.


37 posted on 08/26/2010 9:27:07 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Ravi
Meek: "I'm a liberal running against two conservatives. Rubio and Crist will split the conservative vote, and I'll win."

Rubio: "I'm a conservative running against two liberals. Meek and Crist will split the liberal vote, and I'll win."

Crist: "I'm confused."

38 posted on 08/26/2010 9:29:02 AM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Ravi

This billboard is on US27 North in Dundee, FL.

39 posted on 08/26/2010 9:30:04 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best.)
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To: LS
Quinnipiac also had McCollum winning, and were off about 15 points for Meek.
40 posted on 08/26/2010 9:32:07 AM PDT by kara37
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To: 84rules
What happened to all those polls showing Crist in the lead?

Perhaps folks realized the book of Charlie Crist's accomplishments is as thick as the book of Rosie O'Donnell's Diet Tips or Ellen's little black book of boyfriends.

41 posted on 08/26/2010 9:36:13 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best.)
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To: Ravi

Crist is currently the Republican Governor but he’s running for the Senate as an Independent... against his own party?

Is that correct?


42 posted on 08/26/2010 9:38:26 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Psalm 144
Commissar of suntans and chickenhawks.
He can get a nice big thick purple velvet robe and a big gold stud in one of his ears.

He'll be so CUTE!

43 posted on 08/26/2010 9:43:12 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Ravi

Rubio pulling way ahead now.


44 posted on 08/26/2010 9:56:46 AM PDT by RockinRight (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?)
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To: samtheman

Yes, you got it. Crist dropped out of the Republican party months ago when he realized he would have a hard race against Rubio to get the Republican nomination. Complete betrayal of the voters that put him in office.


45 posted on 08/26/2010 10:00:23 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: N. Theknow

Where is Mrs. Crist?


46 posted on 08/26/2010 10:09:20 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
Where is Mrs. Crist?

On the left in post #39.

47 posted on 08/26/2010 10:25:02 AM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: longtermmemmory
Where is Mrs. Crist?Maybe....

1. With the other ornaments that glitter and give a nice impression.

2. On the Crist Unicorn Ranch with other make believe rides.

3. Touring the world with all the money she has saved on birth control pills.

48 posted on 08/26/2010 10:58:57 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best.)
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To: November 2010

And it sounds like most of his voter base now are dems. Dems supporting Crist instead of Meeks.

So what happens in Nov if no-one gets 50%. Runoff, or top dog out of three gets it?


49 posted on 08/26/2010 10:58:59 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: not2worry

This Senate seat is within the grasp of the rats. A call from Rhambo to Meek to spend more time with family or accept a big time remunerative job as you say becomes more likely every day. They will not let this opportunity pass.


50 posted on 08/26/2010 12:15:02 PM PDT by Jacquerie (There isn't a single problem threatening our republic that cannot be pinned on democrats.)
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