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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Trump has gained in Florida as Rubio slips, poll shows



In Monmouth University's poll of likely Florida voters, published today:

Donald Trump: 44 percent (up from 38 last week)

Marco Rubio: 27 percent (down from 30)

Ted Cruz: 17 percent

John Kasich: 9 percent

Margin of error: +/- 4.9 percentage points

Rubio holds lead among minority voters, mainly Cuban and other Hispanics, 41 percent to 35 percent over Trump. But Trump has a 46-23 edge among non-Hispanic whites. "Florida is do or die for the Rubio campaign, but it looks like victory may have slipped from his grasp," said pollster Patrick Murray.

[Last modified: Monday, March 14, 2016 2:22pm]


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