Pt only Florida Senate: Rubio (R) Grows His Lead Over Crist (I), Meek (D)

Republican Marco Rubio remains the front-runner in Florida's contentious three-way U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Rubio, a former speaker of the Florida House, picking up 43% of the vote, while Republican Governor Charlie Crist who is running as an independent captures 32%. Democrat Kendrick Meek remains in third place with 20% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The race remains Solid Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

Last week, Rubio held a 50% to 25% edge over Crist, his best showing in the race to date. Prior to that time, Rubio has led the race in every survey since July, with his support steadily rising from the mid-30s to the low 40s. During that same period, Crist received 30% to 34% of the vote. Support for Meek, a U.S. congressman since 2003, has climbed from 15% to 23% in those surveys.

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This statewide telephone survey of 750 Likely Voters in Florida was conducted on October 18, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.  Additional data from this survey will be released at www.rasmussenreports.com/Florida.

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