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St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll

Poll: Charlie Crist 30%, Marco Rubio 27%, Kendrick Meek 15%

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Charlie Crist narrowly leads Florida’s topsy-turvy U.S. Senate race, despite nearly half of the voters saying he made a “purely political” decision to bolt the GOP and run as an independent candidate in the Nov. 2 general election, a new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll finds. Of the registered voters surveyed, 30 percent were for Crist, 27 percent for Republican Marco Rubio and 15 percent for Democratic front-runner Kendrick Meek. The race remains volatile: Crist’s lead over Rubio is…

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