Floridians Prefer Rubio Over Bush for Prez in 2016, But Like Hillary Clinton Even More

Categories: Politicks
Another day, another poll that shows that while Marco Rubio is the clear early frontrunner for the Republican nomination in 2016, he can't quite match up to Hillary Clinton in a general election yet.

The latest poll from Public Policy Polling was only of Florida voters, and shows that Rubio would beat former Governor Jeb Bush, once considered untouchable in Florida, in a primary, but that all Republicans would lose the state's electoral votes to Clinton.

Among nine possibly candidate, 31 percent of Florida Republicans prefer Marco Rubio. Bush gets 26 percent. Mike Huckabee (now an official Florida resident as well) would get 11 percent. No one else registers in the double digits.

Meanwhile, 65 percent of Florida Democrats would prefer Hillary Clinton as their nominee. Joe Biden, at 15 percent, is the only other to get double digits.

In a head-to-head match-up, Clinton would beat Rubio in Florida 50-46. She beats Bush 49 to 44.

Clinton also has the highest favorability or approval rating of any politician asked about in Florida. Here's the numbers for each (favorable or approval /unfavorable or disapprove/not sure):

President Obama (job approval): 50/48/2
Sen. Bill Nelson (job approval): 43/40/17
Sen. Marco Rubio (job approval): 49/36/15
Hillary Clinton (favorability): 52/41/6
Jeb Bush: 51/35/14

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HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver?

when will Rubio start working for jobs in Florida ??? he should stop campaigning and vacationing and self promoting his book on our Florida time and get to work !!

The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver? A Cuban on the ballot means nothing to the general population of the Hispanic community. Most Latin Americans don't like Cubans Cubans have enjoyed a status not accorded to any other immigrant group over time. In this work,Illegal Immigrants from Cuba: Preferential Treatment Of course no republican will say anything about this as most cubans tend to vote republican

Will the Birthers Scrutinize Marco Rubio's U.S. Citizenship? Nah - he's republican and a teaBAGGER The birthers never said a peep about Panama John McCain's birth certificate,many Republicans want to consider amending or is repealing the 14th amendment to make sure anchor babies do not get citizenship. I wonder whether some Republicans silently resent him. Marco rubio

Why keep trotting out this Marco Rubio=Anchor Baby character? He has
nothing to say and basically no one gives =Running on Empty aka joke

Rubio is a crook, and a liar.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter


when will Rubio start working for jobs in Florida ??? he should stop campaigning and vacationing and self promoting his book on our Florida time and get to work !

 Will the Birthers Scrutinize Marco Rubio's U.S. Citizenship?

Nah - he's republican and a teaBAGGER

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