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New polling from Associated Industries shows Donald Trump strong but “race still young”

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New polling shows Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sweeping primaries in Florida and early-vote state New Hampshire, and tying with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in South Carolina. The pollster, though, warns the “race is still young” and “there is still much room for movement for virtually all of the candidates.” More to the point, other focus-group surveys suggest Trump “may have hit his ceiling.” The polling of “likely” Republican voters was done this month by Associated Industries of Florida, one of the state’s premier business lobbies, for its…

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The Atlantic: The New Math in Florida

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The way to the heart of a Florida voter is through the stomach. Bread and butter issues like taxes and the economy tend to work well.  A three-way race scrambles the conventional dynamics in ways that even a molecular gastronomist would appreciate. Do Democrat Kendrick Meek and Republican Marco Rubio try to run up their base percentages, trying to keep Crist from building a coalition, or do they try to appeal to the broad middle — even though the middle…

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Marco Rubio would still beat Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meek in three-way race, poll shows

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From PPP: An independent Charlie Crist bid for the U.S. Senate would work to Marco Rubio’s advantage, because Crist would win more Democratic votes than Republican ones. In a hypothetical three-way contest Rubio leads with 34% to 27% for Crist and 25% for Kendrick Meek. Crist gets 32% of the Democratic vote but only 18% of Republicans running as an independent. He also leads among independents with 35% to 24% for Rubio and 22% for Crist. Crist’s overall approval rating…

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