Polls: Charlie Crist Would Win Senate Race 2-to-1
Floridians can only juggle the names of 4 or 5 state politicians in their heads at a time, and right now the only Democrat in the mix, Bill Nelson, is already in the Senate. So it's not surprising that a new Strategic Vision poll shows Charlie Crist winning pretty much every match-up with any given Republican by a 2-to-1 margin.
The best the Democrats can muster is Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio. Charlie only beats her by 28 points (57% to 29%). Dan Gelber, the state Senator from Miami Beach, does relatively respectably, only losing to Charlie by 31 points. Meanwhile both Representatives Kendrick Meek and Ron Klein lose to Charlie by 34 points. (Gelber is doing better than Meek? Interesting.)
Here's the sad part for the Democrats though. Ron Klein leads the
primary poll, but only managed to get the support of 12% of
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets
TicketsMon., Jan. 30, 7:30pm
Florida Panthers v Ottawa Senators
TicketsTue., Jan. 31, 7:30pm
Florida Panthers v Anaheim Ducks
TicketsFri., Feb. 3, 7:30pm
Florida Atlantic University Owls Men's Basketball vs. University of North Texas Mean Green Mens Basketball
TicketsThu., Feb. 9, 7:00pm
respondents, with most undecided. Meaning no one knows who any of these
On the Republican Primary side, Charlie Crist takes it with 54%
(though, even their second place gets better number than the Dem's
first). Without Crist, Rep. Connie Mack IV wins, but likely because
people are confusing him with a father (It's a mistake we've made in
Florida before). As for Marco Rubio? He only gets 5%.
Dems shouldn't give up all hope. If the Republicans run anyone beside Gov. Crist, the poll shows a competitive race.
[via The Hill]
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Miami, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.