[Guest post by DRJ]
Two new Rasmussen Florida polls show the Governor’s race and the Republican primary in the Senate race are getting closer. First, the Governor’s race:
“According to a Rasmussen reports telephone survey out today, Florida’s governor’s race is beginning to heat up between Republican state Attorney General Bill McCollum and Democrat Alex Sink. McCollum leads 44%-39%, but that’s down from an 11-point lead in October when he was ahead 46%-35%.”
And now for the GOP Senate primary:
“Another Rasmussen report poll, which was released yesterday, shows Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former state House speaker Marco Rubio neck and neck in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. Each has 43% of the vote, with 9% of those polled saying they are still undecided.”
Rubio is a Tea Party favorite and Rasmussen describes the Senate race as “a test of the new ‘Tea Party’ mood among many conservative and traditionally Republican voters.” Read together, these races suggest there is significant anti-incumbent sentiment in Florida right now. That’s probably true of America, too.