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Q Poll: Charlie Crist edges Marco Rubio in a 3-way; voters oppose drilling in 48 point swing

Charlie Crist edges Marco Rubio "by a nose" -- 37 to 33 percent with Kendrick Meek picking up 17 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

The pollsters threw Jeff Greene into the mix as well, with Crist topping Rubio 40 to 33 percent for Rubio and Greene pulling 14 percent.

In the wake of the Gulf oil spill, Florida voters oppose 51 to 42 percent increasing offshore drilling -- a 48 point swing from the 66 to 27 support in an April 19 survey.

"Obviously there is a long time until November, but the governor is doing very well among independent voters, almost as well as among Democrats as Meek and better among Democrats than Greene," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the university's polling institute. "With Rubio getting 2/3 of the Republican vote, the fate of Gov. Crist...depends heavily on his ability to appeal to Democratic voters."

Full results here.