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Republican Marco Rubio has a double digit lead over Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek and independent Gov. Charlie Crist in Florida’s US Senate race. A Quinnipiac University poll shows Rubio leading at 46%, Crist 33% and US Rep Meek at 18% in the three-way race.
Rubio is a former House speaker and tea party favorite. Gov Crist is a lifetime Republican and only left the GOP last April to run for the senate without party affiliation. Rubio still holds 83% of likely Republican voters in Florida, while the survey shows Meeks and Crist splitting the Democratic vote.
The poll shows Rubio benefitting greatly by voter anger. 48% of those questioned are angry with the federal government, while 29% say they are dissatisfied.