Published: Jun 09, 2010 11:49 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 09, 2010 8:49 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A new statewide poll shows Gov. Charlie

Crist holding a slim lead in the three-way race for the U.S.


A survey by Quinnipiac University of 1,133 registered Florida

voters shows Crist's independent bid slightly ahead of Republican

Marco Rubio. Crist received 37 percent to Rubio's 33 percent while

Democrat Kendrick Meek received 17 percent in the poll taken June 1

through 7.

Both Republican gubernatorial hopefuls - Attorney General Bill

McCollum and businessman Rick Scott - lead Democratic frontrunner

Alex Sink. Scott leads Sink 42 percent to 32 percent while McCollum

leads by a 42-34 margin.

The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 4.7 percentage