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AP Poll: Republicans want principles, not compromise

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As GOP lawmakers in the House decide whether to unite around Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the next speaker, an Associated Press-GfK poll finds Republicans nationally prefer congressional leadership that will stand on conservative principles, not compromise — even if it leads to a government shutdown. Neither party’s supporters are particularly happy with their leaders in Congress, the poll suggests. Some things to know about public opinion on Congress and its leadership from the AP-GfK poll: ___ PRINCIPLES OVER COMPROMISE…

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Poll: Charlie Crist losing to Marco Rubio

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For the first time, a new poll shows that Gov. Charlie Crist is losing to former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in Florida’s nationally watched Republican U.S. Senate race. Rubio leads by just 3 percentage points — 47-44 — and is well within the error margin of the Quinnipiac University poll. Yet the trend of Rubio’s rise and Crist’s fall is stark. In October, Crist led 50 – 35 percent. In August, Crist’s lead was even bigger (55 – 26)…

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