Election 2010: Florida Republican Primary for Senate
Florida GOP Senate: Rubio 54%, Crist 36%
Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio continues to lengthen his lead over Governor Charlie Crist in the contest for Floridaâ€™s Republican Senate nomination.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Republican Primary voters finds Rubio leading Crist by 18 points, 54% to 36%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent are undecided.
Those figures reflect a five point increase in support for Rubio compared to a month ago. Support for Crist has changed little over the past month.
In December, the two GOP hopefuls were tied at 43% apiece. The new findings mark Rubioâ€™s best showing to date and Cristâ€™s worst. The good news for Crist is that Florida Republicans donâ€™t pick their nominee until an August 24 primary.