In polls released on February 21 and 22, 2010, Rasmussen Reports found:

  • Former Florida House Speaker Rubio (R-Miami) is leading Gov. Crist by 54 percent to 36 percent in their Republican primary race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by appointed Republican George LeMieux.
  • Both Republicans have solid leads over the Democratic candidate, U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-17th Congressional District). Mr. Rubio leads Rep. Meek by 51 percent to 31 percent, and Gov. Crist leads Rep. Meek by 48 percent to 32 percent.
  • In the race for governor, Attorney General McCollum, the likely Republican candidate, leads his Democratic opponent, CFO Alex Sink, by 48 percent to 35 percent.

The survey of 1,000 likely voters (including 442 likely Republican primary voters) was conducted on February 18, 2010. The margin of error on the general election questions was three-percentage points, and the margin of error on Republican primary questions was five-percentage points.