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FL: 2010 Sen (Rasmussen 12/14)


Rasmussen
12/14/09; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Florida

2010 Senate
Crist 42%, Meek 36% (chart)
Rubio 49%, Meek 35% (chart)

Job Approval / Disapproval (previously released)
Gov. Crist: 52 / 45 (chart)
Pres. Obama: 44 / 55 (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Charlie Crist: 59 / 38 (chart)
Kendrick Meek: 41 / 33
Marco Rubio: 51 / 29

 

Comments
al of arabia:

Rubio is looking pretty strong in the general. He just has to win the primary. Also, I'm surprised by Obama's low approval in FL. Is it older folks worried about HCR?

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Field Marshal:

Ok, where is Obamahater hoping for Rubio to win the republican nomination now??

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IdahoMulato:

I don't trust this poll. It looks like Ras wants Rubio to get the repub nomination and trying to impact public opinion.

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obamalover:

@FM

Most people don't know that Rubio is hard core conservative. Right now he is just a bright young shiny face. When people find out his positions on the Stimulus and healthcare they will change their tunes.

I'm still more scared of Crist.

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Aaron_in_TX:

I would just as well have more true conservatives like Rubio run for office just to test their strength. If they win, so be it. We saw how it worked out for Hoffman. In any case, Rubio would be taking over a republican senate seat anyway so it doesn't really matter. I'd just as well have Palin run for president too. If she wins, what the hell. I lived through Bush, I could live through her.

Everyone thinks the climate for democrats next year is going to be as bad as it is now or worse. I find that unlikely. Even with the environment awful right now they STILL break even in most generic polling.

By the way, I find it hard to believe that Crist only gets to 42% against Meek, who's not that well known. Rasmussen's house effect is at work here.

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Xenobion:

Meek is unknown but pretty squeeky clean New Democrat type. Will be interesting to see.

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Cyril Washbrook:

@FieldMarshal:

Rasmussen remains the only pollster to poll this race which predicts that Rubio would do better at a general election than Crist. This poll doesn't change that. The last Rasmussen poll also showed Rubio doing better against Meek than Crist:

Crist-Meek: 46-34
Rubio-Meek: 46-31

We need more polling, obviously, but Rasmussen is well out of step with every other poll we've seen, which show Crist outperforming Rubio in a general election horserace - not by a small margin, but by a good 20-30 points.

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