In Florida, Trump, a part-time Palm Beacher, is in fourth place in the Republican presidential field, Mason-Dixon shows, behind a rising Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
“Here’s what’s really shocking: Bush is leading Rubio 43 percent to 31 percent among Cuban-American Republicans in Miami-Dade”, pollster Fernand Amandi told Politico “Marco is Cuban-American”.
“I’ve been up higher than I am today”, Rubio said in a Friday interview on CBS This Morning, without referring specifically to the new Mason-Dixon poll.
Rubio, who is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee along with fellow presidential candidate Sen. “I’ve been lower than I am now”. He was at third place, with 13 percent in the latest poll, up from 2 percent in April. John McCain’s “war hero” status, and hints that Florida Republicans may have had enough of “The Donald”. The Bush campaign and Bush’s allied super PAC have raised an impressive 4 million, placing him far ahead of the competition in the GOP money race.
“If we get back to common sense budgeting that exists in the private sector and exists at our kitchen tables at home, we would be much better off”, Bush said. When asked if they are considering a vote for Trump, a large majority (58 percent) said they were not.
Most notable in the Mason-Dixon poll was Trump’s dwindling popularity in Florida.
Among Florida Democrats, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to lead the field with 58 percent, followed by Vermont Sen.
Approximately half of those surveyed had an opinion on each of the three candidates, though all three polled quite favorably with the base (Walker at plus-34, Carson at plus-40 and Jindal and plus-29).
The only Republican candidate with negative favorability in the poll is former New York Gov. George Pataki, at negative-7 points, though just 49 percent of those surveyed said they were familiar with him. It has a margin-of-error of plus-or-minus 4.5 percent.