Coming off of yesterday's poll that showed Republican Marco Rubio with a commanding lead over independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek in the Senate race there, new polls from Reuters/Ipsos and Rasmussen are showing compara
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist appeared to backtrack from statements he made regarding same-sex marriage during a CNN interview Sunday, saying in a statement that he does not support a Constitutional ban on the practice.
The comments appear at odds with what the Florida Senate candidate told CNN's Ed Henry on State of the Union, during which he expressed continued support for a ban on same-sex marriage.
Former Florida House speaker and current GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio just put out the following statement on the Ground Zero mosque:
"We are a nation founded on strong principles of religious freedom. However, we cannot be blind to the pain 9/11 caused our nation and the families of the victims. It is divisive and disrespectful to build a mosque next to the site where 3,000 innocent people were murdered at the hands of Islamic extremism. I strongly disagree with President Obama and Charlie Crist."
In Florida, Quinnipiac shows that independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist has a lead of five or six points depending on which Democrat is in the race. The poll puts Crist at 39%, Republican Marco Rubio at 33%, and Democrat Kendrick Meek at 13%. And: Crist at 37%, Rubio at 32%, Democrat Jeff Greene at 17%. These numbers haven't moved much, and probably won't until the August 24 Democratic primary concludes and the candidates hit the airwaves with advertising.
A new Chamber of Commerce poll gives Charlie Crist his biggest lead yet since declaring as an independent in the Florida Senate race: Crist takes "42 percent of the vote to Rubio’s 31 percent. Another 14 percent favor Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek, and 12 percent still undecided." According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls, Crist has a 4.8% lead over Rubio. (Crist has been ahead of Rubio in four of the past five polls; they were tied in one).