The Corner

Rubio Cuts Crist’s Lead in Half

Quinnipiac:

Gov. Charlie Crist’s lead over former state house speaker Marco Rubio in the 2010 Republican U.S. Senate primary has been cut in half from 55 – 26 percent to 50 – 35 percent, but the Governor tops the leading Democrat, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, 51 – 31 percent among all voters, while Rubio trails Meek 36 – 33 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. 

Miami Herald reports a Crist staff move: 

TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Charlie Crist’s chief of staff, Eric Eikenberg, will resign in two weeks to take command of the governor’s increasingly competitive race for the U.S. Senate.

Eikenberg’s last day as chief of staff will be Nov. 2.

“We’re less than a year from the election. It’s time to giddyap,” said Crist, dismissing the notion that he is worried about his campaign. “Do I look nervous? Just getting to work, that’s all.”

Governor, you do have reason to be nervous. You’ve met Rubio. You know why