A new Rasmussen poll out of Florida shows Marco Rubio widening his lead over Florida Gov. Charlie Crist in the GOP U.S. Senate Nomination race there. Rubio is now leading by 18 points, 54%-36%:
Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio continues to lengthen his lead over Governor Charlie Crist in the contest for Florida’s Republican Senate nomination.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Republican Primary voters finds Rubio leading Crist by 18 points, 54% to 36%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent are undecided.
Those figures reflect a five point increase in support for Rubio compared to a month ago. Support for Crist has changed little over the past month.
In December, the two GOP hopefuls were tied at 43% apiece. . . . MORE
Rubio delivered an exceptional speech at CPAC last week. Just watch the speech, and it will be clear why he is pulling away from Crist.