[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/05/07/art.crist3.gi.jpg caption="A Mason-Dixon poll reveals that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist leads a hypothetical three-way race for Senate."]Washington (CNN) - Gov. Charlie Crist leads in a hypothetical three-way race for Senate in Florida, a week after he decided to leave the Republican primary and run as an independent.
Crist enjoys a six point advantage over Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek in a new Mason-Dixon poll of 625 registered voters surveyed by telephone.
Crist captures 38 percent in the new poll, followed by Rubio with 32 percent and Meek with 19 percent.
Crist announced last week that he would run for Senate as an independent candidate, sidestepping a primary showdown with Rubio. The survey shows that Crist enjoys double-digit support from Democrats.
The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 5 percentage points and was conducted May 3-5.
Read the full poll results here.