Hey, Democratic Party of Florida, you do realize that you're supposed to win elections don't you? You're aware that President Obama won this state in 2008, and that you have a pretty hefty voter registration advantage over Republicans? You know that your main competitor in the Governors race is a career politician with the charisma of tar balls, and in the senate race you're running against two Republicans? Just checking? Because we keep looking at these polls, and yes, we're aware it's still early, but you're getting your ass kicked pretty handily.
In the latest Rasmussen polls, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink continues to struggle against Bill McCollum, 43-35. Meanwhile, she even losses to self-funded candidate Rick Scott, 41-40. Scott was virtually unknown a few weeks ago, and ran a health care company that racked up a ridiculous number of federal fines stemming from massive fraud.
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Kendrick Meek continues to be a non-entity in the senate race, while Marco Rubio has regained his lead over independent Charlie Crist.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Florida finds Republican Marco Rubio with 39% support, while Crist earns 31% of the vote and Democrat Kendrick Meek trails at 18%. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.
Two weeks ago, just after Crist announced that he was running as an independent, he held a 38% to 34% advantage over Rubio.
Sure, we can still blame it on "name recognition," but that just begs the question, exactly when and how is Florida's Democratic Party going to start working on letting people know that they even have people running in these races?