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Sunshine State Update


According to the newest Rasmussen Reports survey, Governor Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio are in a dead heat for the Republican nomination in the 2010 Florida Senatorial race. The news is all bad for Charlie Crist:
Crist’s support has fallen from 53% in August to 49% in October. Rasmussen Reports noted at the time, “The fact that Crist has fallen below 50% in a primary against a lesser known opponent suggests potential vulnerability.”

Rubio’s name recognition has grown in recent months and he is now viewed Very Favorably by 34% of Likely Primary Voters. That’s up from 18% in August. As his name recognition increased, Rubio’s support in the polls has jumped from 31% in August to 43% today.

Crist, well known throughout the state, has seen his ratings go in the opposite direction. Just 19% now have a Very Favorable opinion of him, a figure that represents a double digit decline since August.
Crist needs to pull out all of the stops if he wants to win his party's nomination. Exit question: when will McCain head to Florida to stomp for Crist?