Rubio Secretly Hoping Crist Declares as Independent?
But the poll found that as an independent, Crist would steal more Democrat votes from Kendrick Meek than Republican votes from Rubio. According to the analysis:
In a hypothetical three-way contest, Rubio leads with 34 percent to 27 percent for Crist and 25 percent for Kendrick Meek.That's based on Crist's relatively high approval rating from Democrats. Crist has steadfastly denied that running as an independent is an option. But according to the poll, that path gives him the best chance of winning the Senate, though it's still a long shot.