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Rubio Back on Top

11:33 AM, May 17, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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A new poll from Rasmusen shows that Marco Rubio has taken the lead for the first time since it became a three-way race: Rubio 39%, Crist 31%, Meek 18%. After announcing he was running as an independent two weeks ago, Crist led Rubio 38% to 34% with Meek at 17%. Rasmussen notes that Meek "is by far the least well-known candidate in the race." So he has a lot of room to grow his poll numbers, as he becomes more well known and eats away at Charlie Crist's base of support.

Rubio Back on Top

Crist has been tacking to the left the past two weeks--to no avail, it seems--calling for a constitutional ban on offshore drilling and indicating that he will veto a bill requiring that ultrasounds be conducted before abortions are performed in Florida.

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