If pro-amnesty establishment darling Marco Rubio can’t win in his own state, especially with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s departure from the race, where exactly can he win?
A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday indicates that Marco Rubio is in deep trouble in his home State of Florida, which should be the place where he is best known and most liked.
According to the poll, bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump has opened up a whopping 16-point lead over the Florida senator, leading Rubio by a 44% – 28% margin. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is in third place at 12%, followed by RINO John Kasich at 7% and Ben Carson at 4%.
The Florida primary is March 15, and it’s 99 delegates will all go to the top vote-getter, as the Sunshine state is a “winner-take-all” state and many believe Rubio’s not winning his home state is a strong indication that he should drop out of the race.
“Florida is the single biggest prize of the primary season because it is the largest state to allocate its delegates on a winner-take-all basis. If Sen. Rubio can’t win in his own home state, it is difficult to see how he can win elsewhere,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.
Marco Rubio has yet to win any of the first four states, however, the establishment favorite is often viewed as the eventual GOP nominee by cheerleaders at FOX News and within the GOP establishment.
From February 21 – 24, Quinnipiac University surveyed 705 Florida likely Republican primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.