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FL: 2010 Sen (PPP 3/5-8)

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Public Policy Polling (D)
3/5-8/10; 859 likely voters, 3.4% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(PPP release)

Florida

2010 Senate (trends)
46% Crist (R), 33% Meek (D) (chart)
44% Rubio (R), 39% Meek (D) (chart)
34% Rubio (R), 27% Crist (i), 25% Meek (D)
43% Rubio (R), 34% Crist (D)

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 46 / 50 (chart)
Gov. Crist: 35 / 51 (chart)
Sen. Nelson: 37 / 40 (chart)
Sen. Le Mieux: 12 / 33 (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Kendrick Meek: 17 / 20
Marco Rubio: 31/ 32

Do you think that Charlie Crist should remain a
Republican, become an independent, become
a Democrat, or are you not sure?

35% Republican, 30% Democrat, 19% independent

A year from now would you like to see Charlie
Crist serving as Governor, as US Senator, or
out of elected office?

47% Out of office, 24% Governor, 15% Senator

 

Comments
Field Marshal:

This poll doesn't say much for the quality of Meek. Especially the 3-way with Crist.

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twitter.com/strobe3:

As I said yesterday, Crist is a much better general candidate than Rubio. Meek has a shot beating Rubio, if he tacks hard right (which he will) to beat up on Crist during the primary. Us Floridians are not fans of slash and burn hence McCain wiping the floor with Mittens, after all the negative stuff Mitt said about McCain. I don't believe the three way, Crist would beat Meek and Rubio. And for what its worth, Crist's approval to me seems a bit low.

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Farleftandproud:

I am sure Sen. Nelson is below 50 percent among Democrats and higher among Independents. This nelson is not as bad as the other Nelson, but I hope he'll have a primary challenger in 2012.

I think he is slow to act on health care reform because of three words in Florida "scared old people". I am sure the medicare rationing scare ads have been ran on all the major networks. I am sure that that is one reason why health reform in Florida went from being very favorable to more unfavorable. One of the worst things about too many Americans is they are duped by the special interests. I don't know how so many Americans can be so angry when bonus money from AIG and all the special interests is taken from the taxpayers and not given back, but when the Insurance executives saturate the market with lies and exaggerations about health reform, people actually will believe them. They are just as greedy as the people in AIG and Goldman Sachs, except big insurance has gotten their cake and eaten it too. They are so filthy rich, by ripping people off, and canceling customers who have become too expensive to ensure, that they have more money than God. They cannot and will not win this time around.

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Farleftandproud:

I don't know what Crist is like on policy issues, but it sounds like he wouldn't be that out of place as a Democrat. I mean if Arlen Spector who killed health reform in 1993 can become a strong supporter of it 16 years later, I wouldn't rule Crist out either. I am sure Crist be more progressive than at least two sitting Democratic senators, Blanche Lincoln and Ben Nelson. Florida is still a fairly conservative state, so I wouldn't rule it out. Even if Crist is pro-life, I would still welcome him, if he could he honest and truly represent the people of his state, and not be on the side of big insurance like Max Baucus and Blanche Lincoln. It is worth considering.

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John:

Well, one of the reasons he is doing somewhat badly is only 37% of likely voters have an opinion of Meek, according to the poll, compared to 63% who have an opinion on Rubio and 86% for Crist. This will change for better or worse .

Also in the head to head match Rubio vrs Meek, 60% of the undecided voters went for Obama in 2008. If all the undecided voters who voted for Obama in 08 went for Meek and all the undecided voters who went McCain voted for Rubio they would be almost exactly equal. (Not saying that they will, just something to think about.) Compare this to Crist-Meek, the undecided voters are almost equally split between McCain/Obama voters. If the republican were to pick Crist he would be shoe-in, Rubio will at least be a contest, IMO.

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Stillow:

Rubio will be the next senator from FL. Crist should drop out, take a couple years off and then come back and take Nelson's seat.

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twitter.com/strobe3:

Good luck with that suggestion, you don't know gov crist...he will win.

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