Posted by: Boston Bravery | May 5, 2010

Crist is Ahead in Florida U.S. Senate Race

Granted it is still early and  it is within the 4.5% margin of error Crist is the lead based on a May 3rd Rasmussen Reports telephone survey The survey shows  Governor Crist has support from 38% of likely Florida voter compared to Rubio’s 34% and Meek’s 17%.  This reflects a 8 % point gain for Crist and 3% point drop for both Rubio and Meek.  The margin isn’t much of a concern given that this is going to be close race up to election night.  The winner is going to win by a vary small margin.

When I heard that Governor Crist had 59% job approval rating I knew his switch to an independent candidate made sense.

Why do I care about this race?  There are several reasons.  If Cirst wins it show the continue decline of the Republican party.  It also will show the end of the Tea Party influence and what little they really have.  Given the Democrats are currently looking like they are going to lose the majority in the Senate if Crist wants to chair a committee he will have to caucus with the Democrats.

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