Floridia Republicans Really Don't Want Marco Rubio to Run for President
Remember when Florida Senator Marco Rubio was dubbed "the Republican Savior," and "the GOP Obama?" Yeah, so much for that. Voters in his home state have really, really chilled on the idea of Rubio running for president.
Instead, they're looking back to the past: Jeb Bush.
Saint Leo University Polling Institute is out with a new poll of Florida voters and found that not many Floridians would vote for Rubio in a primary.
Just 10 percent described him as their first choice.
Meanwhile, former Gov. Jeb Bush was the first choice of 36 percent, higher than any other option. 2012 failure Mitt Romney came in second with 15 percent. Apparently Florida Republicans aren't really that excited by their future, and instead like the relative past.
Rubio is at least doing better than New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (7 percent) and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (2 percent).
When asked for a second choice, 18 percent chose Bush (meaning he's the first or second choice of 54 percent of Florida Republicans). Rubio was the second choice of 15 percent.
Overall 69 percent said they'd like to see Jebbers run, while only 42 percent said the same of poor Rubes. Another 32 percent said they straight out would prefer Rubio wouldn't run.
If for whatever reason the Republican field came down to just Bush and Rubio, 57 percent said they'd support Bush, while just 21 percent backed Rubio.
Democrats, meanwhile, have apparently accepted that Hillary will run, and most are on board.
In head-to-head match ups of all Florida likely voters, Bush would narrowly edge out Clinton 43-42. Hills would beat Rubes, 46-42.
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