New Poll Indicates Which Candidate Benefits Most from Marco Rubio’s Exit

Following an abysmal showing in the Florida primary on Tuesday, Senator Marco Rubio announced that he was immediately suspending his presidential campaign, and it was the right thing to do considering The Sunshine State is Rubio’s home turf.

Immediately, people began to wonder which of the remaining GOP presidential candidates, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or John Kasich, would be the greatest beneficiary of Rubio’s exit.

Where will Marco Rubio’s supporters go? A new poll released on Wednesday gives a glimpse.

The poll, conducted by Morning Consult, asked 8,732 registered Republican and Republican-leaning independents, who their second choice would be. Among Rubio’s supporters, a strong plurality, 47 percent, favored Ted Cruz as their second choice.

RINO Ohio Governor John Kasich, who finally one a state, his home state of Ohio, would receive 27 percent, while bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump, who launched a slew of personal attacks (remember “Little Marco?”) against Rubio, would only receive the support of 13 percent of former Rubio backers.

This is very good news for Ted Cruz and very bad news for Donald Trump.

According to Bloomberg, the current delegate count after last night’s results is as follows:

Candidate Delegates
Donald Trump 673
Ted Cruz 411
Marco Rubio 169
John Kasich 143

Even after Kasich’s lone win, after losing over twenty states in a row, he has gone from last place to — last place.


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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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