Marco Rubio Now Trouncing Charlie Crist in Florida Senate GOP Primary Polling, 56% to 34%



Republican challenger Marco Rubio is running away in the polls over incumbent Governor Charlie Crist for the GOP nomination for the Florida US Senate.


The hug that will cost Crist his political career

Marco Rubio now leads Crist in the most recent Rasmussen poll 56% to 34%.  Rubio had a 12% point lead in Feb. 10. That lead has now ballooned to 22% points.   The Florida Republican primary is on August 24.

A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of likely Republican Primary voters shows Rubio with a 56% to 34% lead over Crist. Only one percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) remain undecided.

The two candidates were tied in December, but Rubio has been gaining momentum since. In January, Rubio moved out to a 49% to 37% lead. Last month, he posted a 54% to 36% advantage over Crist. In August, Crist had 53% support.

How much will an anti-Obama, anti-Democrat controlled Senate play in the GOP primary and the eventual midterm elections this Fall? Obama’s falling job approval numbers and failing domestic agenda are affecting the GOP race. The incumbent Crist is being looked upon as persona non grata by Republicans after embracing the Obama liberal and socialist agenda.

Charlie Crist finds himself in serious trouble because he has backed Obamanomics and Obamacare. Crist made the mistake of tying himslef to President Obama’s  $787 billion economic stimulus plan.  A jobs plan that all of America has seen to be a failure. That and the passage of Obamacare has angered the electorate in the Sunshine state.  Only 41% of Florida voters favor Obamacare while a resounding 57% oppose it. That is a higher percentage than the national average.

Although 49% of voters nationwide would like their states to sue the federal government and to repeal the passage of Obamacare, 54% of Florida voters are in favor of Florida suing the federal government to challenge the requirement in the new plan that every American must get health insurance. 55% of all Americans are in favor of repealing the Obama Health Care law.

Fifty-four percent (54%) of Florida voters favor their state suing the federal government to challenge the requirement in the new plan that every American must get health insurance. Thirty-six percent (36%) oppose such a lawsuit.

Support for the lawsuit comes from 76% of Republicans and 78% of unaffiliated voters. However, 61% of Democrats are opposed to the legal action.

It is obviously not good news for incumbent Florida Governor Charlie Crist when news comes out that Florida’s unemployment hits a record rate of 12.2%. That is  comparably much higher than the national unemployment rate is 9.7% for February.

Florida’s unemployment hit 12.2 percent in February, the highest rate on record, soaring past even the rates recorded in the 1973-1975 recession, the state work force agency said Friday.

February’s rate rose a 0.2 percentage point from the January revised rate of 12 percent. More than 1.26 million people are out of work in the state.

More on all Florida political polling can be found HERE.

A recent Mason-Dixon Polling & Research poll showed that Rubio was leading Crist 48%-37%.

Other polling shows that no matter who the Republican candidate is in this Fall’s midterm Senate election, the Republicans will hold the US Senate seat.

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Marco Rubio Now Trouncing Charlie Crist in Florida Senate GOP Primary Polling, 56% to 34%”

    1. Buster on March 27th, 2010 12:20 pm

      I wonder where obamas right hand is ???

    2. dawg1948 on March 27th, 2010 2:50 pm

      Crist, who I voted for for Governor incensed his constituants when he voted for Obama’s Stimulus Bill. Now he is going to pay. But, I would rather ahev a basically good Republican person that can work on his short comings as Governor and another one that has not shown the short comings at this time in the Senate. The only thing I can think of that would be better would be to unseat Nelson as well and I will be working for that one as well as dumping Grayson the Fool.

    3. brie. on March 27th, 2010 3:35 pm

      Obama another one of his proposed sneak looks which he is responsible for….who are you kidding Monkey Brains…..!!!!!

    4. Wayne from At The Water Cooler on March 28th, 2010 7:39 pm

      Linked to your post with an excerpt from We The People • Florida an archive for political issues important to Christians, Teapartiers and Patriots.

    5. Adrian on March 29th, 2010 7:49 am

      These are our choices? Spineless Crist, who looks to John McCain and Lindsey Graham for guidance on consensus building? Former lobbyist Marco Rubio who puts on a conservative face while his hand is always in the cookie jar?

      There is another viable alternative out there: Alexander Snitker, the Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate.

    6. Scott on March 29th, 2010 8:15 am

      I’m tired of hearing about these libertarian’s and there choices yet they aren’t out there trying to promote these choices. To me, libertarians are a lot like liberals with their snooty and “better than thou” attitude towards conservatives. Why do libertarians think they are better then the Tea Party conservatives? Why don’t libertarians join the Tea Party in getting some of these FAR LEFT ideologs out of office including the biggest LEFTIST Obama?

      Libertarians always talk about how they have the perfect candidates; yet they don’t promote them. They claim to be strict constitutionlists and bow down to Ron Paul, yet Ron Paul is a registered Republican?

      Rubio won’t make deals with the devil like Crist. The Stimulus package has NOT worked, otherwise why did they pass an 18B dollar “Jobs” bill just a couple of weeks ago? Crist sold out all Floridians children and their children when he supported this atrocity of spending.

    7. super dave on March 29th, 2010 9:54 am


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    9. Floria Republicans against Crist! on April 11th, 2010 1:18 am

      This is what happens to you when you sell your soul to the DEVIL/OBAMA!Crist is a SELLOUT RINO OBAMA LOVIN DEMOCRAT! Go Rubio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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