Rubio Seeks To Grow Momentum After CNBC Debate

By  //  November 2, 2015

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ABOVE VIDEO: During a visit to Kennedy Space Center in 2014, Sen. Marco Rubio addressed local media regarding the importance of setting a clear mission for NASA’s future.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA — A strong showing at the CNBC Debate propelled U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio , the Miami native & son of Cuban residents to third place in several GOP Presidential Primary polls

With three months remaining until the Iowa caucuses, Dr. Ben Carson and Donald Trump remain in first and second place, respectively, but fertile ground remains for candidates such as Rubio and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas to grow fresh support from undecided Republicans.

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election-2016-button-180-2The Real Clear Politics average shows that 70 percent of Iowa’s Republican voters remain undecided. Iowa is known for its high percentage of evangelical Christians, which could prove to be advantageous for Rubio, Cruz and Huckabee, who poll well among self-described social conservatives.

As Rubio and Cruz capitalize momentum from their positive reviews from the CNBC debate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is making adjustments to his campaign staff in hopes of improving his poll numbers, which have him in the middle of the pack. Results published today from Viewpoint Florida ‘s poll of Florida Republicans likely to vote shows  Trump out front with 27 percent followed by Rubio with 16 percent and Jeb Bush at 12 percent. The same poll shows Rubio jumping to 24% of the voters’ support. The same poll showed that if Rubio were to leave the race, Bush would benefit but not as much as Rubio would benefit from his departure. According to the poll, an exit by Rubio would help Bush gain five percentage points to move to 17% support.

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