(CNN) – Two straight days, two straight polls showing Republican Marco Rubio with a double-digit lead in Florida's wild three-way Senate battle.
A new Quinnipiac University survey indicates that 46 percent of likely voters in the Sunshine State support Rubio, the former Florida House speaker and the GOP Senate nominee. Thirty-three percent back Gov. Charlie Crist, who earlier this year dropped his bid for the GOP nomination and announced he would run for the Senate as an independent candidate.
Only eighteen percent say if the election were held today, they'd vote for Democratic nominee Rep. Kendrick Meek, with another three percent undecided.
The survey's Thursday morning release came just 14 hours after the release of a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll showing Rubio with a 42 to 31 percent edge over Crist, with 23 percent of likely voters supporting Meek and three percent unsure.
Crist led the three-way contest in most state polls conducted over the summer, but Rubio has been on top in every survey conducted this month.
"Crist had a lead among independents at the start of the month, but Rubio now appears to have the edge among this key group," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "And with Meek holding a majority of the vote among Democrats, that narrows Crist's options heading into the final turn."
Forty-eight percent of people questioned in the Quinnipiac University poll say they are angry towards the federal government, with another 29 percent saying they are dissatisfied.
"It is no coincidence that Rubio is getting 46 percent of the vote and 48 percent of the electorate is angry at Washington," says Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
The Quinnipiac Univeristy Poll was conducted September 23-28, with 1,151 likely voters in Florida questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.
The CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted Sept. 24-28, with 1,505 adults, including 786 likely voters, questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points for likely voters.