Gov. Charlie Crist has a commanding lead in the Florida Senate Republican primary, according to a new Strategic Vision (R) poll.

Crist leads Florida State House Speaker Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRyan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018 Richard Gere welcomes lawmakers' words of support for Tibet Dem lawmaker gives McConnell's tax reform op-ed a failing grade MORE 59%-22%.

Crist also runs stronger against hypothetical general election candidates. If the election were held today, he would top Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) 59%-29%, while Rubio runs more or less even, leading 31%-30% against Meek.

Conservative bloggers and activists have lined up behind Rubio, complaining that Crist is a moderate who has raised taxes. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has officially backed Crist, believing him to be the more electable candidates.