Poll Shows Rubio Rising, Christie Fading In Florida

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ST. LEO, FLORIDA — With recent reports indicating an increasing likelihood of a U.S. Presidential run by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), new poll results released by St. Leo University reveals more Floridians supporting Rubio against potential Republican rivals such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Current New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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With recent reports indicating an increasing likelihood of a U.S. Presidential run by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), new poll results released by St. Leo University reveals more Floridians supporting Rubio against potential Republican rivals such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Current New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

St. Leo University’s poll of Florida Republicans shows former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., ahead of the pack. Bush takes 31 percent followed by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., with 16 percent. Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., stands in third with 10 percent.

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., Texas Republicans: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and former Gov. Rick Perry each finished with four percent, respectively, while Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and former Gov. Bob Ehrlich, R-Md.  took one percent each.

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Other candidates — Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa.; former Ambassador John Bolton; U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; former Gov. George Pataki, R-N.Y.; former Gov. Jim Gilmore, R-Va.; former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina; and Gov. Mike Pence, R-Ind. — take less than 1 percent apiece.

hillary-and-jeb-bushOn the Democrat, side, Hillary Clinton continues to dominate her respective party’s field, with 57 percent of her party preferring her as the nominee, compared to only 15% for current Vice President Joe Biden and four percent but 34 percent of independent voters viewed her not at all favorable, compared to 26 percent who described their view as “strongly favorable.”

See full results from the poll HERE.

Statewide Florida Survey of 522 Adults (general population) Conducted March 15 – 21, 2015 By the Saint Leo University Polling Institute Margin of Error: +/- 5% with a 95% level of confidence Some percentages may add up to more or less than 100 due to rounding


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