Marco Rubio Narrowly Leads GOP Presidential Pack, Jeb Bush in Fourth, Poll Finds

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Hope you like a long, drawn-out campaign, GOP faithful! Because three years out from choosing a nominee to run in the 2016 presidential race, Republican voters aren't showing any inclination toward picking a favorite yet.

Marco Rubio narrowly leads the field in a new Quinnipiac poll out this morning, but garners just 19 percent support; Jeb Bush, meanwhile, trails in fourth place at 10 percent.

Just trailing Rubio in the poll was ex-vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, with 17 percent, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, at 14 percent.

The poll, which surveyed 1,711 registered voters (including more than 700 Republicans), has a sizable 3 percent margin of error, though. So Rubio's lead is less the headline here than the fact that he's all but tied with Ryan and that Christie with Jeb are not too far behind in the early running for the GOP nod.

"Three years before the nominating process, the Republicans have no clear favorite," Peter A. Brown, the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute's assistant director, says in a release.

The poll also took voter temperature regarding the two parties and each of their congressional delegations. Democrats fared better than Republicans, with a 44 percent disapproval rating overall, and 59 percent disapproving of their representatives in Congress.

Not great numbers, but that's a stunning nod of approval compared with the GOP's results. The survey shows 52 percent disapproved of the party overall and an eye-opening 19 percent for versus 71 percent against their congressional work.

"The Republican brand is essentially in the toilet these days," Brown says, "but it's worth remembering that the Democrats faced a similar situation in the late 1980s and got their house in order and returned to power in short order."

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35 comments
TK Small
TK Small

He's not going to to get many of the non- cuban latino vote ,so NO he won't be prez...

RandPaul2016
RandPaul2016

It's absolutely amazing that you omitted Rand Paul from this article.  Click on the link to the poll and you will read this:

Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio gets 19 percent of Republican voters, with 17 percent for U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, 15 percent for U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and 10 percent for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Other contenders are at 3 percent or less. 

Rand Paul was in third place with 15 percent. That's far ahead of Jeb Bush with 10 percent. 

Octavio Diaz
Octavio Diaz

No me jodas! This is a late April Fool's joke, right?

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

And it's true: This side of Mel Martinez or Maurice Ferré, any Miami politician who even mentions to run for office, should be executed on sight!

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

Hey Aruca, whether YUCA, Balsero, Marimbero or County/City Aide, such titles shouldn't offend anybody in 2013, since they're already embedded into both our psyche and lexicon, along with Decara'o, ComeMie'da, etc.

Jen Die
Jen Die

HAHA...good luck with getting the women on board, oh he voted against the violence against women act. GOP does not need a savior, they need new thinkers, and fresh ideas. HE IS OLD IDEAS...

George Hoover
George Hoover

si ese come mierda llega a ser el Presidente de EEUU estaremos bien jodido!

Jose Eduardo
Jose Eduardo

Latinos for Republicans is like Roaches for Raid......Tio Tomas vende patria!!

Henry Aruca
Henry Aruca

Thanks MNT, I knew that acronym, but didn't know if it was also used differently as an insult.

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

a YUCA president?! Please! Well... After Dubya, anybody well connected, can be president.

Keylin Wade-Mejia
Keylin Wade-Mejia

UMMM NO!! This guy only wants what is best for himself and not for the people. I vote NO!

Mario Francisco Garcia
Mario Francisco Garcia

Climate change denier, Denier of science in general, hostile towards gays, lesbians, non-white immigrants, in the pocket of Big Tobacco and Wells Fargo, what's not to love? /sarcasm.

Iamdigi Talfire
Iamdigi Talfire

Umm... Fuck the Republicans & Democrats. Ron Paul for Prez!

Geoff Paugam
Geoff Paugam

We're getting rid of all Retardlicans come 2014!!!!

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Rubio is setting the stage for his inevitable and upcoming flips and flops.


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

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