According to the Rasmussen poll conducted on January 27, Rubio now leads Crist by a 12-point margin (49% to 37%) among likely GOP primary voters. Marco Rubio also leads Crist in a recent Quinnipiac poll by a 3-point margin (47% to 44%). At one point, Charlie Crist was leading Rubio in the polls by 31 points. But that lead has somehow evaporated.
The article below is just one more reason why Rubio is surging ahead in the race. Gov. Crist is supporting the inclusion of illegal aliens in the census count. Why, you may ask??? Well, good ole Charlie sees a cash cow in doing so...Florida has approximately 980,000 illegals. The article below states that the primary reason for a census is reapportionment to determine how many representatives each state is entitled to in Congress. But the other advantage of having more people in your state, is the fact the more federal funds come your way. More people, more pork...thus Charlie's Cash Cow.
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Marco Rubio is against counting illegals in the census. According to Rubio's spokesman, this "...stems from a concern about rightful representation in Congress and ensuring that every voter has an equal voice". In other words, states with large numbers of illegal aliens who claim them in the census, put states with lower levels of illegals at a disadvantage for representation. I think that Rubio's stance shows integrity. Rubio's position may cost Florida some representation (and pork allocations), but it's the right thing to do. If all politicians followed this philosophy, things on Capital Hell might work a lot better for We The People.
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