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FL-Sen: Democrats in trouble

Barring any major Republican mistakes or meltdowns, it’s not a question of whether Democrat Kendrick Meek gets put out to pasture in November, but rather which Republican gets to do the deed:

Both Republican hopefuls hold a double-digit lead over their likeliest Democratic opponent, Congressman Kendrick Meek, in the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of this year’s race for the U.S. Senate in Florida.


The real battle for now is for the Republican Senate nomination in Florida. Crist started off well ahead of Rubio. But his embrace last year of President Obama’s stimulus package helped prompt a conservative backlash against the governor, who last month found himself tied with Rubio among likely GOP Primary voters.

The head-to-head numbers are staggering:  Governor Charlie Crist leads Kendrick Meek by 15 points (48%-33%) among likely voters, with Marco Rubio leading the Democrat by 17 points (49%-32%).  The caveat here is the undecided voters which run at 9% for the Crist vs Meek race and 13% for Rubio’s contest.

Some interesting takes from Rasmussen:

While the president called for a three-year freeze on discretionary government spending in his State of the Union speech last week, 58% of Florida voters say cutting taxes is the better way to create new jobs, while 12% favor increasing government spending.

Obama narrowly carried Florida – 51% to 49% – over John McCain in November 2008. Only 42% of Florida voters now approve of Obama’s performance as president, while 58% disapprove. More tellingly, 25% strongly approve of the job he’s doing, but 47% strongly disapprove.

And the vaunted and much-cherished “independent voters” want nothing to do with tax and spend Democratic policies:

Voters not affiliated with either major party prefer either of the Republicans to Meek by roughly 20 points.

Cutting taxes is favored over more government spending?  Who would’ve thought that that was a winning formula?  I hope the RINOs caucusing with Congressional Republicans are listening—-what’s going on here is a lesson for Republicans AND Democrats.

Democrats appear to be in serious trouble in Florida, and these numbers are  just more evidence that the special election result from Massachusetts was not as isolated an incident as Democrats want us to believe.

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