The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

As Bill Parcells Used to Say, ‘Sorry, Charlie’ (Crist)



Support for Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s U.S. Senate bid has fallen this month to its lowest level yet. Just 28% of the state’s likely Republican voters support his candidacy now, down six points from March.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters in the Sunshine State shows former state House Speaker Marco Rubio edging up a point from last month to 57%, his highest level of support to date. Three percent (3%) like some other candidate in the race, and 12% are undecided.

Much like the Tuna, this other Charlie is getting rejected.

I had wondered whether Charlie Crist really wanted to get blown out in a GOP primary, and whether he would suspend his campaign at some point. Either he doesn’t mind losing by a wide margin, or he thinks he can close a gap of nearly 30 percentage points in time for the August primary.

Tags: Barack Obama , Horserace , Joe Biden , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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