The new Zogby poll of the Florida Republican Senate primary gives moderate Gov. Charlie Crist the lead over his more conservative challenger, former state House Speaker Marco Rubio — but Rubio isn’t all that far behind, and Crist is below 50% support.
The numbers: Crist 45%, Rubio 36%, with a Â±5.7% margin of error.
The poll was commissioned by the Associated Industries of Florida. The group’s present Barney Bishop said in a statement: “These numbers support what AIF has believed for some time: this is going to be a very competitive Republican primary.”
This comes after a Rasmussen poll, which had the two tied at 43% each.