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Charlie Crist will stay in the Race in Florida for the Senate……..

The Dog has cautioned Daniel several times that Crist would not make any political moves despite bad poll numbers until he finished debating  his GOP opponent Marco Rubio…..

After the two stepped off on their first debate Crist has announced that he’s NOT backing out of the race……

More……..

Please read the comments to the linked piece…they are interesting

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio debated Sunday morning on Fox, where the two Senate hopefuls sparred over everything from the stimulus to the price of Rubio’s haircuts.

Crist also confirmed that, despite Rubio leading the governor by double digits in the Republican Senate primary race (an average of 25.4 points in March, according to Real Clear Politics data), he would be running as a Republican and not entering the race as an independent. And if elected, he said, he would not ditch the office to run for the Oval Office in 2012.

Crist also defended his acceptance of stimulus funds, and said as a senator he would have voted for the $787 billion package.

“I think it was the right thing to do at the time,” Crist said, noting that the economy “was falling off a cliff.”

“Things have started to stabilize now and they’re getting better in Florida,” he added.

Rubio contended that record 12.2 percent unemployment in the state showed otherwise. “If it’s bad for America it couldn’t possibly be good for your state,” he said.

Update…..

Links to the debate……Here…..…..and Here…..….

March 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Updates | , , | 5 Comments

Daniel……Florida Senate & Governor Primaries: It’s GAME OVER for Crist…….

Hello Dog

Governor Charlie Crist’s Political Career in Florida might be OVER now a new Statewide Survey shows. Man, this is stunning. I never thought this would be possibe: FLORIDA hates Charlie Crist (R-FL).

Public Policy Polling Survey

Florida Senate 2010

Republican Primary

Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio  60 %
Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist  28 %
Undecided  12 %

Florida Governor 2010

State Attorney General William “Bill” McCollum  49 %
Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist  35 %
Undecided  16 %

Job Approval (among Republican Primary Voters)

Governor Charlie Crist (R)

Approve  29 %
Disapprove  56 %
Not Sure  15 %

Other notable Results:

56 % of GOP Primary Voters want Crist out of Office a Year from now.

50 % of GOP Primary Voters say Crist is too liberal

Full Results can be found at http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/

Basically EVERYTHING is bad for Crist in this Poll. The only hope really (and many of us have speculated about it) for him is an Independent or even Democratic Bid for Senate.

Daniel G.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Up 4 Discussion | , , , | 5 Comments

Daniel……Florida Senate & Governor Primaries: It's GAME OVER for Crist…….

Hello Dog

Governor Charlie Crist’s Political Career in Florida might be OVER now a new Statewide Survey shows. Man, this is stunning. I never thought this would be possibe: FLORIDA hates Charlie Crist (R-FL).

Public Policy Polling Survey

Florida Senate 2010

Republican Primary

Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio  60 %
Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist  28 %
Undecided  12 %

Florida Governor 2010

State Attorney General William “Bill” McCollum  49 %
Incumbent Governor Charlie Crist  35 %
Undecided  16 %

Job Approval (among Republican Primary Voters)

Governor Charlie Crist (R)

Approve  29 %
Disapprove  56 %
Not Sure  15 %

Other notable Results:

56 % of GOP Primary Voters want Crist out of Office a Year from now.

50 % of GOP Primary Voters say Crist is too liberal

Full Results can be found at http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/

Basically EVERYTHING is bad for Crist in this Poll. The only hope really (and many of us have speculated about it) for him is an Independent or even Democratic Bid for Senate.

Daniel G.

March 9, 2010 Posted by | Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, Up 4 Discussion | , , , | 5 Comments

Counterpoint….Zogby has Gov. Crist 9% ahead of Rubio in Florida…..

We’re talking about the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat….. we posted a Rasmussen poll that had them even at  earlier in the day…..

This one has them at Crist 45%….Rubio 36%……

Here’s the link…..

Although this is a  Zogby Poll (???)…I’m inclined to think Crist is ahead down there by a hair…..

My poll guy will contact me in afew hours ….I’m sure….we’ll update then……

December 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, Politics | , , , | 4 Comments