The news in the latest Quinnipiac poll on the Florida Senate race isn’t that Charlie Crist is 23 points behind Marco Rubio — everybody knew that. The news is that Crist now holds a slim lead over both Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek in a three-way general-election race.
If Crist were to file as an independent for the general election, he would get 32 percent of the vote, compared to Rubio’s 30 percent and Meek’s 24 percent. . . .
In a three-way general election:
–Crist would get 30 percent of Republicans, 27 percent of Democrats and 38 percent of independent voters
–Rubio would receive 64 percent of GOP votes, 5 percent from Democrats and 29 percent of independents
–Meek, a congressman from South Florida, would get 55 percent of Democratic votes, 15 percent of independents and no Republicans.