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Rick Skeletor, err, Rick Scott beating Alex Sink in latest Rasmussen poll

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Millionaire health care executive Rick Scott has bombarded the airwaves to launch his out-of-nowhere bid for governor of Florida, while both the long-running gubernatorial candidates seem to be slipping slightly in the polls. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Florida finds Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum continuing to hold a modest 43% to 35% lead over Democrat Alex Sink. Eleven percent (11%) like some other candidate in the race, and another 11% are undecided. The current…

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New Rasmussen poll: Marco Rubio 37%, Charlie Crist 30%, Kendrick Meek 22%

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If Florida Governor Charlie Crist leaves the Republican Party and enters the U.S. Senate race as an independent candidate, he will begin the campaign in second place. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll of Florida voters finds that 37% would vote for GOP frontrunner Marco Rubio, 30% for Crist and 22% for the likely Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek. That’s much closer than amonth ago when Rubio had a 17-point advantage and Crist was in third place. In a two-way race, both Rubio…

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The problem with the Rasmussen poll showing Marco Rubio ahead of Charlie Crist

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Excerpted from Nate Silver of 538.com: As many people have noticed, Rasmussen’s polls this year have tended to be more favorable to Republican candidates and causes than those of most other polling outfits. This does not necessarily imply bias. It could result from a whole number of things, ranging from the fact that they’re applying a likely voter screen when most other pollsters aren’t, to some sort of methodological quirk, to the fact that they’re just doggone right. But the…

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