Make us your home page

The Buzz

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Presidential race hurt Marco Rubio's image in Florida



Marco Rubio’s image in Florida took a hit during his run for president and more so than any other senator who entered the race, according to a new Morning Consult survey.

Rubio's favorability dropped 6 points to 45% and his unfavorability increased 7 points to 41%, according to a news release. That’s drawn from a broad series of online questions asked across the country between Jan. 8 and April 17. (The last survey was released in November)

The results come after Rubio’s poor showing in the March 15 Florida primary in which he lost to Donald Trump in every one of the state’s 67 counties except Miami-Dade.

Bill Nelson remained in “pretty much the same spot -- favorability is 52%, unfavorability is 24%, don't know/no opinion is 24%.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 8:49am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours