Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One More Reason Not To Trust The NRSC With Your Lunch Money

Because the candidate they endorsed is dropping in the polls.

This is why the NRSC needed to wait until after the primary. Not before when, for example, a young, charismatic young man may emerge who will be a much, much better candidate that Charlie Crist.

For the first time, Quinnipiac finds the former state House Speaker Marco Rubio leading the formerly very popular — and still well-known — Gov. Charlie Crist by a margin of 47% to 44%.

“Who would have thunk it? A former state lawmaker virtually unknown outside of his South Florida home whose challenge to an exceedingly popular sitting governor for a U.S. Senate nomination had many insiders scratching their heads,” said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “He enters the race 31 points behind and seven months later sneaks into the lead.”

“And, the horse race numbers are not a fluke,” Brown added. “Rubio also tops Crist on a number of other measurements from registered Republicans, who are the only folks who can vote in the primary. Rubio’s grassroots campaigning among Republican activists around the state clearly has paid off.”

And we suspect the poll is only telling part of the tale for Rubio because the energy is on his side

RELATED: Donations to Rubio and Crist seem to be matching the polls. Crist's numbers have dropped off slightly. Rubio has had his best quarter yet.

Poll results via Ace of Spades.

Cross posted here At The Point Of A Gun.


  1. To think, that exactly one year ago Crist was leading 54-7. A sure winner Crist ain't. With Good Time Charlie falling off his horse, it looks like the Squishy Republican bowling team will be short another member and for good reason!

  2. It reminds me of the same situation of Scott Brown in Mass. It wasn't so much that Coakley had such a commanding lead but that the people weren't aware there was a choice in the election. As soon people knew who Brown was, he started to gain immediately in the polls and win the election.

  3. I'll give you another reason. They let the FORMER Senator from Massachusetts cast the 60th vote several times today, even though he was constitutionally removed from office the minute Scott Brown was elected. Not one peep of protest from the Republicans.

  4. Hahahahaha. Check this video of Crist greeting Zero and Biden as they got off the plane in Tampa on Thursday. Note the envelope exchange.


    As the intro says, "A perfect campaign commercial for Marco!"