CNN poll shows Meek moving on up, yet still trails by double digits

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However, Crist continues to pick up current or former Democratic party elected officials imprimatur for the November election, with the latest being former Broward county state senator Skip Campbell, who fell off the face of the earth statewide after he lost his race for Attorney General to Republican Bill McCollum in 2006.

In a statement, Campbell said

“In his time as Governor, Charlie Crist has worked across party lines to improve the lives of Florida’s working families.  As a United States Senator, Governor Crist will take the best ideas from both parties to create jobs, protect our environment, and make sure every child has access to a high-quality public education. I am pleased to endorse his candidacy."

The outgoing Senate minority leader, Democrat Al Lawson, also endorsed Crist last week.  And Palm Beach County Commissioner, Bert Aaronson, a Democrat, said last week that he supports Meek - for now, at least.  House Democrats Darryl Rouson and Maria Sachs have also come out for Crist.

Meanwhile, the same CNN poll has good news for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Alex Sink.  It shows her up by 7 points, 49%-42% over Rick Scott.

A CNN Opinion Research poll released Wednesday night shows a tight race for the U.S. Senate in Florida between Marco Rubio and Charlie Crist.  And though Democrat Kendrick Meek is still mired in third place, his 24% rating of support is the highest that he's received all year long since it became a three way race.

Rubio leads with 36%, Crist is at 34%, and Meek is 10% down, at 24%.  It's just one survey but definitely shows that some Democrats are "coming home," to Meek.  Also not to be discounted is the lousy media coverage that Charlie Crist received last week, after he was blasted for an usual number of contradictions (even for the Governor) that may have created an erosion of Democratic support, at least temporarily.

Not surprisingly, the poll says that Meek's greatest strength is in his home area of Miami, while Crist is excelling his in his home Tampa Bay region, while the conservative Rubio does best upstate.

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