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.
Meanwhile smart guy Andrew Halcro, said this about Crist.
Conservatives back Rubio and criticize Crist because he's not conservative enough. In far too many states, good moderate candidates get thrown out in favor of extremes on either side.
It's because only the warriors (liberals and conservatives) out number all other voters when it comes primary day. They show up and vote for the candidate who they view will best carry their flag into battle.
In November, the general election attracts a greater number of voters thus a far more moderate crowd including a majority of independent voters who tend to vote for the candidate versus the party.
Crist is a solid candidate with strong name recognition and money in the bank. A win for Crist would send a signal that the best candidate can emerge from a closed primary.
Andrew Halcro's blog
Methinks Andy doesn't know what he is talking about.