Looks like the Crist endorsement helped John, but the numbers are identical
For most of the past week, John McCain was slightly behind Mitt Romney in Floridaâ€™s Republican Presidential Primary. Then, on Saturday, the Arizona Senator switched the subject of the campaign to his comfort zone–national security issues. Saturday night, the Arizona Senator got another bit of good newsâ€”an endorsement by popular Florida Governor Charlie Crist.
Polling on Sunday showed that McCain picked up four percentage points from the day before. Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani lost two points each and Mike Huckabee also slipped a point. As a result, itâ€™s all tied heading into the final full day of campaigning before Floridaâ€™s Republican Presidential Primary.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Florida shows McCain and Romney tied at 31%, Giuliani is a distant third at 16% and Huckabee is in fourth place at 11%. The number of persuadable voters is also dwindling. Only 2% are undecided and just 6% say thereâ€™s a good chance they could change their mind.
Obviously this is just one poll, but anybody who has been following Florida knows that it’s probably the tightest race we’re going to see in 2008. Or at least that’s the promise. We’ll know whether or not that proves true tomorrow night.