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Crist Enjoys High Approval Rating

Courtesy of HeraldTribune.com:

A bad economy, tax increases and his announcement he’s leaving the governors mansion still wasn’t enough to hurt Gov. Charlie Crist’s approval ratings among Florida voters.

According to a Stategic Vision poll released Friday, 62 percent of 1,200 people polled from May 29 to May 31 said they approve of Crist’s job performance. That is two percentage points higher than President Barack Obama’s approval ratings among Floridians according to the poll.

Crist’s approval ratings have been over 60 percent since he took office in 2007.

The poll shows how tough of a Senate candidate he will be to beat for both Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek.

In the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, 59 percent of Republicans supported Crist while 22% supported Rubio, the former Florida House Speaker. About 19 percent were undecided.

In a potential match-up between Crist and Meek in a general election, 59 percent of respondents picked Crist, 29 percent supported Meek. About 12 percent were undecided.

Other approval ratings in the poll: Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, was at 55 percent and Sen. Mel Martinez, a Republican, was at 45 percent.

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