Poll: Marco Rubio Astoundingly Unpopular Among Hispanic Voters

Categories: Politicks
Florida Senator Marco Rubio is unbelievably popular in his party. A full 62 percent of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Rubio. Just 8 percent have an unfavorably opinion. That's a positive 54 point split. Perhaps some of that appeal comes from the increasingly common idea floating in Republican circles that Rubio could help the GOP out among Hispanic voters. Don't hold your breath.

His favorability rating among Hispanics nationally is negative 18 points. Yipes.

Only 24 percent of Hispanic voters have a favorable view of Rubio. Forty-two percent have an unfavorable view of the Tea Party wunderkin.

The data comes from a new Public Policy Polling survey that measures the favorability ranking of possibly 2016 presidential candidates.

Very few of the politicians polled are viewed as negatively by Hispanics as Rubio. Consider the other contenders: Jeb Bush (49 percent), New York Governor Andrew Coumo (44 percent), Sarah Palin (67 percent), and Paul Ryan (48 percent). All but Cuomo are Republicans.

In fact, the only politicians that have positive favorability split among Hispanics are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (his handling of Hurricane Sandy has giving him an across-the-board bounce), Hillary Clinton, Condolleezza Rice, and Joe Biden. Clinton is the most popular with 61 percent having a favorable impression.

Rubio however remains popular in his (increasingly white) party. The poll finds he's Republicans top pick for 2016. Overall his favorability split stands at 35/27.

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@nandorvila @MiamiNewTimes @SimonWDC Once again proving that non-Cuban Hispanics share little in common with Cubans


I wouldn't say he's "Tea Party".  The dude cares only about militarization.  In no way does he stand for Constitutional-sized government.


Marco is still a child, making blood brother pledges to Norquist. Its time he stands on his own two feet instead of stepping with the crazy Tea Partiers. The Koch brothers would use him to fetch their drinks.....nothings for free Marco!

drakemallard topcommenter

the gop think putting tokens=the white house

 Lied About His Cuban Exile Immigrant Background"=A Cuban on the ballot means nothing to the general population of the Hispanic community=Hispanic vote

Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

I hate the term "Hispanic"  It is a term the left uses to marginalizes other nationalities at the expense of the ultra-left wing Mexicans.

Here is some news for ya.  look at a map.  Those lines there are for a reason.   We are not all one big happy family.

Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

@Palangana @Anthonyvop1 Considering that in many South & Central American Countries Latins are a minority I agree.

  How about we call them what they are?  Cubans, Dominicans, Mexicans, Colombians,  Chileans, Dos Goticas....etc.

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