Good afternoon, political junkies.
We've been out and about today, and absolutely stunned at the lack of excitement at a few of the polling stations we've traveled through in Tampa. Speculation is that more people may have voted before today than will vote today, which frankly, isn't surprising.
Anyway, a new poll out today from Public Policy Polling has got Marco Rubio fans all in a tither; It shows the former House Speaker with a solid lead over Charlie Crist at this moment in time, 40%-32%, with Kendrick Meek as usual pretty far back, at 17%.
But PPP does have some interesting things to go forward for Kendrick Meek. The pollster says that for the first time all year, Kendrick Meek is leading Charlie Crist among Democrats:
But Meek narrowly edges Crist among Democrats, 39-38, with Rubio at
11%, Snitker at 2%, and only 10% undecided. Rubio also does slightly better among
Republicans with Meek in the race, 69-20 over Crist, versus 64-21 with Greene. Crist
leads independents by the same 16-point margin over Rubio regardless of the Democratic
choice. In fact, he gets a slim majority or near majority, 50% or 49
Regular readers will know that I've written all year long that Charlie Crist is not inevitable, and neither is Marco Rubio, if Democrats were to rally behind Kendrick Meek. That still remains doubtful at this time, but perhaps some Dems might start coming home, particularly after they hear Crist mouthing off today about Meek being un-electable (as reported by MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell on Twitter)
Meanwhile, it's about time that someone call out Crist for his absurd non sequiturs when asked how he'll caucus with if elected. There's no guarantee he'll caucus with Dems, as apparently all those Democrats pining for him over Meek fail to overlook. Check out the Washington Post's Chris Cilliza mocking the idea that Crist can continue to say he'll caucus with "the people," when asked that question, because it makes no sense whatsoever.
We'll be writing various posts tonight on the exciting races statewide and in the Bay area, so please make us part of your media diet later on.