Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio continues to lead in Florida, with some polls having him up by double digits. Rasmussen has him leading with 41% of the vote, to Governor Charlie Crist at 30%, and Democrat Kendrick Meek at 21%. In Florida the three way dynamic favors the Republican, as Rubio has never broken 50% while the center/left splits 51% between Crist and Meek.
Crist, seeing the race slipping away, has launched an attack on Rubio on the issue of Social Security. Rubio has said he would consider raising the retirement age as a fix to the system. Crist, while offering no real solutions, has seized upon this to launch an attack that has resonated in Florida in the past. And both Crist and Meek targeted Rubio in the last debate, held this week. Crist has Rubio’s attention, as Rubio came right back with an ad hitting Crist for launching the Social Security attack. And Karl Rove’s new group has weighed in as well, doing an ad buy in FLA targeting Crist. A potential Democratic win is slip sliding away.
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