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Poll shows public wants Crist to seek re-election

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Charlie Crist would be successful seeking re-election or an open U.S. Senate seat.

The survey by Quinnipiac (Conn.) University released Wednesday showed two-thirds approved of the way Crist is handling his job as governor in the face of a sour economy and nearly twice as many wanted him to seek re-election.

Connie Mack IV of Fort Myers, son of Florida's former U.S. senator and namesake of his Hall of Fame great-grandfather, ran second among Republicans for the GOP nomination for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Mel Martinez in 2010.

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek were early front-runners among Democrats with 16 percent preferring them as their nominee.


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