Marco Rubio's Approval Rating in Florida Is Now Negative

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For the first time since he's taken office, Senator Marco Rubio's approval ratings among Floridians are now dipping underwater. A new Public Policy Polling poll finds that more Floridians disapprove of Marco Rubio's job performance than approve.

According to the poll, 43 percent approve of Rubio's job handling compared to 45 percent who disapprove. That's still within the margin of error, but this is the first poll that's shown Rubio approval ratings dipping underwater. The poll, it should be noted, was conducted before the government shut down, something Rubio supports.

Back in September 2012, Rubio's approval split was 51/33. Seems like some of the shine is rubbing off from the golden boy.

In comparison, Democratic Senator Bill Nelson's approval split is 41/38.

The poll also finds that Rubio could be in trouble in 2016. In a hypothetical matchup between Rubio and former Democratic governor candidate Alex Sink, Rubio barely squeaks by at 45 to 42. (Of course, there's no indication Sink is thinking about running for Senate in 2016.)

In a matchup between Rubio and DNC chief Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Rubio again has a narrow 46/43 victory.

Thirty-seven percent of Floridians say Rubio is "too conservative," but 42 percent say his ideology is "about right."

Forty-one percent disapprove of Rubio's stance on immigration, while only 21 percent approve.

Rubio has also lost his hold on moderate. Fifty-town percent disapprove of his job handling, but even has some problems in his own base. Twenty-four percent of those who are "somewhat conservative" also disapprove.

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First off, as a Latino I know Marco Rubio is a Fraud, he's here because of Wet Foot Dry Policy and the old Cuban Guard down in Miami taking the Bay of Pigs to their Graves, But Emerging Younger Latinos Voters know his scam. Immigration Policy what the hell did he have to worry about immigration in his lifetime? This is why You have Elia Ross Latte men carry the Cuba vote keeping the old people scared to death about Cuba relationships going normal, then Cubans WILL Have Immigrate the same hard way the rest do, If I was Obama after all the government shutdown crap was over, I throw the light switch back on full tilt towards Cuba with Tourism, Marco Rubio how is He going to handle that conundrum? Say no to Obama on that? And this little fiasco with Ted Cruz , we are all suppose to now think of Marco as kinder gentler Marco?

frankd4 topcommenter

........................oH MArco fooled people the first time around HOWEVER now that he has had a chance to reveal himself he is going downhill fast - of course and equally dumb contestant can oppose oH MArco leading the golden boy to a re-election victory BUT without OH MArco we risk losing our number one spot as LAUGHINGstock of the country

drakemallard topcommenter

rubio=gop token

  Recent polls reveal that some people have never been polled. Until recently.

 People are fucking nuts. This country is full of nitwits and assholes. You ever notice that? Nitwits, assholes, fuckups, scumbags, jerkoffs, and dipshits. And they all vote. In fact, sometimes you get the impression that they’re the only ones who vote.


“rivera has been accused of misusing campaign donations for personal use, and Rubio has largely admitted to having done the same thing.

Indeed, the far-right senator was about using a Republican Party credit card to purchase personal items. Rubio conceded it "looks bad," and acknowledged, "I shouldn't have done it that way."

It's worth noting that we're not talking about minor purchases -- Rubio billed the state GOP for more than $100,000 during his two-year tenure as Florida's House speaker, including repairs to his family minivan.

marco rubio and david rivera the two con men also co-owned a house together, a house that went into foreclosure

drakemallard topcommenter

Ted Cruz and  Mario Diaz-Balart,leana Ros-Lehtinen. marco rubio/other cubans have credibility on immigration issues when they advocates that immigrants from other countries are treated the same as those from their homeland – Cuba. So either grant automatic legal status as soon as they set foot on American soil, or make Cubans go through the same process as any other immigrant. Until then, just another hypocrite.

There should not be a "wet foot, dry foot" policy. Cubans should be subject to the same immigration requirements as any other would be immigrant. No special treatment.

drakemallard topcommenter

“the GOPee' republican party is not party it's a mental condition”where is a provisions to cut benefits/ services and lifetime health coverage, salaries for Politicians. “What’s a joke is American politics. Nearly everyone in the country would agree, judging by congressional approval ratings in national polls.. They vote on their own raises, healthcare, and pension plans, and we are left with the bill. it's time to vote them out. so how does a career politician get rich? answer budgeting the budget on the backs of the middle class””

 Marco Rubio, was paying thousands to Bovo's firm absentee voting 78,223 absentee votes, compared to 26,533 for Meek and 25,478 for Crist.

This is a real problem here and the disparity in registrations for democrats v. Repbus voters this year is astounding. Add the fraud you brought up in your post we should have FBI, DOJ investigating the results of Rick Scott and marco rubio”

Scott is not the only prominent GOP member in Florida with close ties to the absentee-ballot fraud machine. Consider Marco Rubio's famous U.S. Senate victory.

Helping Rubio cruise to a surprise win was a political consulting firm owned by Viviana Bovo, the wife of county Commissioner Esteban Bovo. She was paid $19,637 for "political strategy" and "consulting" by Rubio's campaign.

“A Cuban on the ballot means nothing to the general population of the Hispanic community

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

as House speaker when he spent nearly $400,000 on office renovations.

Rubio's 2010 senate campaign was fined $8,000 by the Federal Elections Committee for receiving "prohibited, excessive and other impermissible contributions totaling $210,173.09."

Records show Rubio sent payments to American Express totaling $13,900 for his personal expenses during his tenure as House speaker. But those payments were not made monthly. He made no contributions to the bill during a six-month stretch in 2007, records show

One committee paid relatives nearly $14,000 for what was incorrectly described to the IRS as "courier fees" and listed a nonexistent address for one of them. Another committee paid $5,700 to his wife, who was listed as the treasurer, much of it for "gas and meals."

Rubio's spending continued in 2005 when the Republican Party of Florida handed him a credit card to use at his own discretion. While serving as House speaker in 2007 and 2008, he charged thousands of dollars in restaurant tabs to the state party at the same time taxpayers were subsidizing his meals in Tallahassee.”” 

Karina Trovato
Karina Trovato

So I'm not alone as youonce suggested, right Eddie Gonzalez? lol ;)

Freddy Rodriguez
Freddy Rodriguez

My dad, who is Cuban & conservative, referred to Rubio as a comepinga. Priceless!

Tu Madre
Tu Madre

This man is an embarrassment to the Cuban community.

Dale Pitts
Dale Pitts

Mainly for his abomination of a immigration bill he s pushing.

Chris S. Kilibarda
Chris S. Kilibarda

Of course is there a bigger douche than this guy? Oh yeah they also have Ted CruZ

Raul Torres
Raul Torres

Glad my fellow Miamians are starting to wake the fuck up...Marco Rubio is a scummy little prick, being Hispanic doesn't mean jack if you're a piece of shit...too bad many Latinos in South Florida think ethnically as opposed to critically

Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

So more people approve of Rubio than of the the king of Cronyism, Bill Nelson?  

Funny how that wasn't the title of the article!

drakemallard topcommenter

@Betty Burden Laster 


“Marco Rubio born to Cuban exiles? Not true, after all."Marco Rubio Lied About His Cuban Exile Immigrant Background"

His parents came to this country in 1956 looking for economic opportunity. They declared at that time they intended to stay permanently. The fact that Castro came to power in 1959 makes a nice excuse to claim his parents were exiles, but it's simply not true. They came here looking for opportunity and assumed they'd be able to return to Cuba for visits whenever they could. Castro complicated the latter, but didn't change the

which makes Rubio a common anchor baby of a common economic migrant

. . with the added cop-out of claiming "Dry Foot Hot Track Status", denied to every OTHER
 economic immigrant coming here . . .

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