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October 22nd, 2009 6:04 pm
Both Republicans Lead Democrat In Florida Senate Race
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According to a Rasmussen public opinion poll released today, both Republican candidates in the 2010 Florida Senate race lead their likely Democrat counterpart.

Current Republican Governor Charlie Crist leads Democrat Kendrick Meek by a 46% to 34% margin in the contest to replace retired Republican Senator Mel Martinez.  Similarly, former Republican Congressman Marco Rubio leads Meek by a 46% to 31% margin.  Interestingly, Rubio’s 15-point lead is larger than his 13-point lead from August, whereas Crist’s 12-point lead over Meek is down from his 19-point lead in August and 21-point lead last June.  Accordingly, the GOP primary shapes up as an interesting race, with Rubio receiving increasing publicity and praise from such conservative publications as National Review.

In light of the fact that Florida “turned blue” in the 2008 election, the Republicans’ substantial lead appears to suggest that Sunshine State voters do not like President Obama’s policy prescriptions, and are expressing a sort of “buyers’ remorse.”  Stay tuned…

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