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Republican Races: Rubio Closes, Whitman Tied with Brown!

12:55 PM, Nov 19, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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The numbers in California:

A new Rasmussen Reports survey in California finds next year's race for governor now a dead heat with Jerry Brown (D) and Meg Whitman (R) tied at 41%.

In other match ups, Brown leads Steve Poizner (R), 43% to 32%, and tops Tom Campbell (R), 42% to 33%.

And in Florida:

Charlie Crist - 47 percent (-10)
Marco Rubio - 37 percent (+26)

Keep in mind that the second set of numbers comes from a DailyKos/Research 2000 poll -- and the lefties think they're being very clever in boosting Rubio in what is expected to be a bloody Republican primary, but whichever Republican emerges from that contest has a pretty good shot of winning the seat. The left may outsmart themselves on this one.