Poll: Marco Rubio Is Second Most Popular Pick Among Potential Romney Running Mates
According to a Quinnipiac Poll, 24 percent of Americans think Rubio would be a good pick, compared to just 14 percent who think he'd be a bad choice. Another 58 percent have no opinion. That doesn't sound spectacular, but it's better than all the other buzzed-about potential running mates.
Some 40 percent of Republicans think he'd be a good pick, compared to just 7 percent who think he'd be a bad pick. Independents are split 27-14.
Only New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie does better, with 31 percent thinking he'd be a good pick. Another 24 percent think he'd be a bad pick. Notably, though, the gap between those who think he'd be a good pick and a bad pick is much smaller than Rubio's.
Congressman Paul Ryan comes in third with a 23-17 split. The other potential candidates asked about -- Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal -- are all lesser known.
Romney, however, better think carefully about his running mate. The same poll shows he's trailing Barack Obama nationally 46-42.
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