October 29th, 2010
03:36 PM ET
12 years ago

Rubio up big in new poll

(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.

Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Kendrick Meek • Marco Rubio
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. XWngLady

    "Likely Voter" polls are crap...PERIOD. Poll the people who are actually registered to vote, then we can talk.

    October 29, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. keepstufingthis

    Again great news, but a caution, watch the SEIU. ACORN is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEIU and you can see by what we got as president, they know how to steal an election.

    October 29, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  3. S. in California Laughing In Anticipation Of How Well Democrats Turnout At The Polls

    Dear Mr. Meek:

    I don't know you personally but just looking at you on t.v., I would say you have BAD advisers. Appearances ARE everything. We live in a society where appearances matter greatly. First off – people are not so quick to vote for someone who looks like an overweight teenager. I think if you had changed your appearance first and then ran the results might be a lot different. Lose some weight, grow a beard and develop charisma and you will have a winning ticket. I say this not to offend you but let's be realistic. You have a bright future. Maybe not as a senator (in Florida) but a future. Second, secede. While you don't want to be a quitter (like some loud mouths) you also don't want tea baggers to get any power. I really hope your campaign manager reads this and listens.

    October 29, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  4. Ethan

    These huge swings within 24-48 hours are not statistically possible absent some major event. Something is seriously wrong with the way polls are being conducted this election cycle.

    October 29, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. barry

    It is a shame how Obama screwed Kendrick Meek.

    October 29, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  6. GuyinVA

    Where is the outrage from the leftist media? The democrats ask a properly nominated candidate to step aside so a candidate who won nothing would have a clearer shot at another candidate who won his primary. No outrage necessary? Oh right, the democrats (party of tolerance, inclusion and stander-uppers for the little guy) tried to get rid of a black candidate, so a white candidate could have a better shot at taking down a Latino candidate. OH THE HUMANITY! I mean... OH THE HYPOCRISY!

    October 29, 2010 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  7. zon

    smart, articulate, classy, ese Marco sta guapisimo tambien! and no hispanic dialect! too bad old man reid wont be around to appreciate it 🙂

    October 29, 2010 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  8. Don

    Let me understand this. So Bill Clinton asks a black man not to drop out of the race so a white guy has a better chance of beating an Hispanic? And which party is racist?

    October 29, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  9. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Again...Meek needs to drop-out of this campaign to prevent the fleabagger candidate from winning

    October 29, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  10. Whatever

    Maybe Crist should get out of the race and let the real DEM and REPUB run for the office!!!!!!

    October 29, 2010 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  11. Chad from Tampa

    Glad to see my fellow Floridians have common sense, Rubio is exactily what Florida needs.

    October 29, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  12. Jan

    Meek plz drop out of the race for Crist, for you have not chance of winning

    October 29, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    FYI: I personally was the first one asking Democrats to back Crist, not former President Bill Clinton.

    October 29, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  14. vic nashville tn

    We need people like Rubio, Angle And Rand Paul in senate say NO to their own party

    Best of Luck GOP

    October 29, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  15. Brando

    VP in 2016. Mark it.

    October 29, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |