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U.S. Balance of Power after midterm elections: Florida Governor Charlie Crist (independent) could be decisive in Washington DC.

Florida´s Charlie Crist, possible new U.S. Senator (independent)

Florida Governor Charlie Crist has a slight edge over Republican Marco Rubio and either possible Democratic candidate in a three-way U.S. Senate race in November, according to a poll released on Sunday.

Independent Crist, who left the Republican Party to avoid a primary fight with Rubio, leads Rubio by 32 percent to 30 percent if Democrat Jeff Greene is in the race, the Ipsos Public Affairs pool showed. If Kendrick Meek is the Democratic nominee, Crist leads Rubio by 33 percent to 29 percent.

In the state’s August 24 primary for the Democratic Senate nomination, Greene leads Meek by 35 percent to 31 percent.

The Florida Senate battle to replace Republican George LeMieux, who is stepping down after filling the term of retiring Senator Mel Martinez, is one of about a dozen toss-up Senate contests that could decide the balance of power.

Republicans must pick up 39 seats in the House and 10 seats in the Senate to regain control in Congress.

The poll of 602 registered voters was conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for the Miami Herald and St. Petersburg Times newspapers and two Florida television stations.

It had a margin of error of four percentage points…READ MORE HERE