The Snitker campaign has released an internal poll which found 2.5% support for the Libertarian candidate, who appears to be gaining on Democrat Kendrick Meek, who garnered only 9% support. Charlie Crist remained the front runner with 40% support. From the Snitker campaign website:
In a poll released today, 2.5% of registered Florida voters said they would vote for Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Alexander Snitker if the election were held today. Even more surprising is that the number jumped to 12% of likely voters who said they were familiar with Snitker. This is the first scientific poll to include Snitker.
The poll, commissioned by the Snitker campaign and conducted by Telsel, Inc. of St. Augustine, surveyed 505 registered voters selected at random from the 2010 Florida Division of Elections database. Of the 505 respondents, 447 said they are likely to vote in the November 2010 election.
The party affiliation breakdown among respondents was 43% Democrat, 43% Republican, and 14% third party or NPA.
The question asked was, “If the election were held today, which Senate candidate would you vote for?” The survey listed the candidates in the order in which they will appear on the ballot. The results were rounded to nearest half percentage point.
Candidate All Respondents Likely Voters Marco Rubio (R) 32.0% 33.5% Kendrick Meek (D) 9.0% 9.5% Alexander Snitker (L) 2.5% 2.5% Charlie Crist (NPA) 40.0% 40.0% Undecided 16.5% 14.5%