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Support, Disagreement for Senator Rubio

Support, Disagreement for Senator Rubio

TAMPA (970 WFLA) -- Florida voters still like U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, but they have some problems with his stands on two big issues, and if the 2016 Presidential race came down to Marco v. Hillary Clinton, they'd go with Hillary.

Those are some of the conclusions drawm from a Quinnipiac University poll of 1,176 registered Florida voters, taken June 11th through 16th.

While Senator Rubio's overall approval rating is  51-35 percent, voters oppose his work on the immigration issue, 41-33 percent, and by 49 to 10 percent they disagree with his Senate vote against expanding background checks for gun buyers.

Quinnipiac says that in a hypothetical 2016 presidential matchup between Hillary Clinton and Rubio, Clinton wins 53 percent of support, compared with 41 percent for Rubio. Clinton would also beat former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. But in a match with Vice President Joe Biden, either Rubio or Bush would either beat Biden or hold him to within the margin of error.


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