Crist in Commanding Lead

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June 21, 2010 6:48 a.m.

We have another poll showing Charlie Crist in a solid lead over both Democrat Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio. This one is sponsored by the Florida Chamber of Commerce and done by a GOP polling firm. And it shows Crist up by 11 over Rubio and by 28 over Meek.The most revealing thing about this race is composite trend line.

As you can see, Rubio’s support is basically stable. Hovering in the low-mid-30s. What seems to have happened is that by becoming an independent in the race and by moving quickly to the left on numerous issues, Crist has in essence supplanted Meek as the de facto Democrat in the race. Meek is only slightly above 3rd party, also-ran levels of support.

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