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Florida poll: Rubio closing gap on Trump



Marco Rubio is closing the gap on Donald Trump in Florida, according to a new poll commissioned for an anti-Trump group.

The Tarrance Group poll shows:

Trump 35.4%

Rubio 30.3%

Cruz 15.5%

Kasich 8.5%

Carson 4.6%

Undecided/Other 5.6%

The telephone survey of 800 registered likely Republican primary voters was one February 29 to March 2. It was done for Our Principles PAC, formed to defeat Trump.

Pollsters also asked three ballots to measure potential growth. "As we saw with the advantage of the intensity in Rubio’s “strongly” favorable ratio, the highest potential on the combined ballots rests with Marco Rubio. In fact we can already see that on the second ballot where Rubio receives a third of Ben Carson’s vote on the second ballot and Trump receive less than twenty percent. When looking at the combined response for the three ballots."

Marco Rubio 66.6% (on the combined 1st, 2nd and 3rd ballots)

Donald Trump 54.7% (on the combined 1st, 2nd and 3rd ballots)

Ted Cruz 52.7% (on the combined 1st, 2nd and 3rd ballots)

John Kasich 40.8% (on the combined 1st, 2nd and 3rd ballots)

[Last modified: Saturday, March 5, 2016 12:21pm]


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