"When you hear people out there on the campaign trail talking about what they're going to do, look at what they've already done,'' said Crist, going on to cast Rubio as a big-spending, tax-raiser. "Let's make sure the words meet the facts. I don't believe in raising taxes. I'm running against someone who wanted to,'' said Crist, apparently referring to Rubio's support of a plan to raise sales taxes while cutting property taxes.Then today a new Rasmussen Poll was released which showed Rubio and Crist in a deadlock at 43%:
But Crist never mentioned that he signed a budget this year that includes more than $2-billion in new taxes and fees. In fact, several times Crist made claims about his record that have been widely debunked or undercut by reality.
Charlie Crist- 43%
Marco Rubio- 43%
Other candidates- 5%
This is a large drop for Crist who polled at 53% in August and 49% in October compared to Rubio's 31% in that same August poll. So folks we now "officially" have a race on our hands.
For more on the subject please see: A Bomb Goes off in Florida