The race for Floridaโ€™s U.S. Senate seat remains a virtual tie between no-party candidate and current Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, according to a poll released Thursday by Rasmussen Reports. Whether the Democratic nominee is Rep. Kendrick Meek or Jeff Greene, Rubio has a small lead over Crist by 3 and 4 points, respectively โ€” however, the margin of error in the poll was +/- 4.5 points, making the lead statistically insignificant. The Democrats remain solidly in third place, as many Democrats appear to be supporting Crist as the most viable candidate in what has largely been a two-man race.

As state Sen. Mike Bennett (R-Bradenton) looks to introduce a law next Senate session mimicking the Arizona immigration law, Rasmussen found that voters would support such a measure by almost a two-to-one margin. (Those levels were similar to a national poll that asked respondents whether they would support such a law in their state.) Sixty percent of Floridians oppose the Justice Departmentโ€™s lawsuit against S.B. 1070, while only 28 percent are in favor of it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Wasserman Schultz, private prison firm will have representatives at meeting about new ICE center

Two staff members from the office of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Pembroke Pines, will be at tomorrow's meeting between Immigration and Customs Enforcement and residents of southwest Broward County, at which they will discuss an immigration detention center scheduled to be built nearby. A representative from the Corrections Corporation of America, the private prison company set to build and manage the center, will also attend. CCA's attendance had previously not been confirmed.