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Mason-Dixon poll: Rubio 40, Crist 28, Meek 23

Mason Dixon: Republican Marco Rubio has increased his lead over independent Charlie Crist in the race for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, as Democrat Kendrick Meek is increasing his support among Democratic voters.

Statewide, Rubio is now supported by 40% of likely voters (up from 38%), while Crist is backed by 28% (down from 33%) and 23% are for Meek (up from 18%).

Since the primary, there have been some significant shifts in voter support, exclusively to the detriment of Crist.  In August, Crist led Meek by 45%-36% among Democrats, but now Meek has moved ahead and holds a 44%-37% advantage with Democratic voters since becoming the party’s official nominee.

Additionally, Crist’s 44%-31% margin over Rubio among independents has now flipped to a 38%-27% lead for the Republican.  Meek has also increased his strength with independents from 13% to 20%. 

Crist’s support has now dropped 10-points since May, while Rubio and Meek have each made gains.  In essence, Crist is bleeding Democrats to Meek and independents to both Meek and Rubio.  It is also noteworthy that Crist’s statewide support has fallen below the 30% threshold, leaving him far short of the minimum required to win a three-way race under the most perfect circumstances (34%).

Full analysis here: Download FL910PollPart3

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Saint Petersblog

Why I think you'll see Charlie Crist back within 6 points of Marco Rubio by the end of September

http://bit.ly/cPqF4r

Fl. Independent Voter

Rubio is the man! And not only is gonna win and be our next Senator of Florida but in 2012 Rubio is gonna be our first Hispanic President or Vice President of these great United States of America!!!

MikeJ

Once again, the media and the pollsters excluded Alex Snitker, Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate from this poll.

If Rubio has 40, Crist has 28, Meek has 23, who has the other 9?

Snitker does, and that's with virtually no media coverage and very little funding. Do yourself a favor and research Alex Snitker.

Here's why Rubio's afraid of him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXh-JFF5XPg

And here's why the media is afraid of him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5sFkMXYlFE

FLORIDA POLL

500 LIKELY VOTERS IN EACH OF FLORIDA'S CONG. DISTRICTS RESULTS:

CRIST 39% ; MEEK 34% ; RUBIO 26% ;SNITKER 1%

SINK 47% ; SCOTT 32% ; OTHERS 21%

BONDI 52% ; GELBER 48%

PUTMAN 56% ; MADDOX 44%

Mary L. Sharp

Seriously Mike, Snitker is just not going to win or even come close.. quite splitting the vote, we cannot afford to do that. We need to elect a true conservative like Rubio

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