(CNN) – A new poll of the Florida Senate race shows Republican Marco Rubio with a large lead over both independent Charlie Crist and Democrat Kendrick Meek with just four days to go before voters weigh in.
According to the new survey from Mason-Dixon, Rubio leads the field with 45 percent –17 points ahead of Crist at 28 percent and 24 points ahead of Meek at 21 percent.
The poll, which surveyed 625 likely voters between October 25-27, was conducted entirely before reports surfaced claiming former President Bill Clinton tried to convince Meek to get out of the race in hopes for forestalling a Rubio victory.
Rubio's lead in the Mason Dixon poll is considerably larger than what a recent Quinnipiac poll reflected. That poll, released Thursday, had Rubio up only 7 points.