Republican Marco Rubio continues to hold an 11-point lead over independent candidate Charlie Crist in Florida’s race for the U.S. Senate.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida finds Rubio with 41% support, while Crist, the state’s current governor, picks up 30% of the vote. Democrat Kendrick Meek comes in third with 21%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The race remains Leans Republican in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings. Two weeks ago, the findings were virtually identical: Rubio 41%, Crist 30%, Meek 23%.
Since mid-April, support for Rubio, a former state House speaker, has ranged from 34% to 41%. Support for Crist has run from 30% to 38% over the same period. Meek, a U.S. congressman from south Florida, has been stuck in third place with 15% to 23% of the vote.
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This statewide telephone survey of 750 Likely Voters in Florida was conducted on September 28, 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 later this week at www.rasmussenreports.com/Florida.
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