With today the last day of fundraising for the 1st quarter reporting of the US Senate race, the Republican primary is starting to look interesting. Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist entered the race as a hands-down favorite, but former Florida Speaker Marco Rubio is beginning to make some headway.
According to a new Mason-Dixon poll released yesterday, Rubio’s support has surged among Republican voters. While Crist still leads the race by an impressive 51% to 23%, Rubio appears to be gaining ground. According to the poll, only 52% of GOP primary voters had heard of Rubio. But, among those who were familiar with the former Speaker, Rubio trails Crist by only 2 points—33% to 31%.
More details are available at the St. Pete Times.