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May 17, 2010

Bye-Bye, Bounce!

I'll bet Charlie Crist isn't giggling about this.

Charlie Crist received a bounce in the polls when he left the Republican Party to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent. New numbers suggest that the bounce for the governor is over.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Florida finds Republican Marco Rubio with 39% support, while Crist earns 31% of the vote and Democrat Kendrick Meek trails at 18%. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.

Two weeks ago, just after Crist announced that he was running as an independent, he held a 38% to 34% advantage over Rubio.

Imagine. An opportunistic, lying, careerist who laughed at the idea of screwing over donors who trusted him might have trouble earning the respect of voters.

The full Rasmussen post notes just how weak Crist's numbers are. Might be time to start budgeting that cash, Charlie. It doesn't look as though a whole lot more is going to come in.


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