A two-man race in the Sunshine State.7:45 AM, Jun 18, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Both Florida Republicans running for president are tied for first among registered voters in their party, according to a new poll of the Sunshine State from Quinnipiac.
Jeb Bush, the former two-term governor of Florida, leads the field of presidential candidates among registered Republicans with 20 percent support, while Bush's political protege, U.S. senator Marco Rubio, is a close second with 18 percent support. The next closest contenders in Florida are Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, at nine percent, and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, at seven percent.
The high regard both Bush and Rubio have among Florida Republicans is evidenced by the poll's next question, asking which candidates are a voter's second choice. Twenty-one percent choose Rubio and 16 percent choose Bush, with the remainder of the field earning single-digit support as a second choice. Rubio has a slightly better favorability rating among Florida Republicans, with 75 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of the first-term senator and 9 percent saying they have an unfavorable rating. Bush's ratings aren't much different, with a 69 percent/18 percent favorable/unfavorable rating.
When combining precentages for first and second choice, it becomes even clearer the race in Florida is currently between its two favorite sons, with Bush receiving a combined 33 percent and Rubio a combined 36 percent. Walker, meanwhile earns a combined 15 percent, Carson a combined 11 percent, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee a combined 10 percent. The 2016 Florida primary is scheduled for March 15.
Quinnipiac's poll finds a more open Republican race in two other swing states. In Ohio, governor John Kasich (who is reportedly considering a run for president) holds a favorite son status with 19 percent support from registered Republicans in that state. The other candidates poll in the single digits, with Bush leading the non-Kasich candidates with nine percent support. The Buckeye State will hold its primary on March 15 as well.
And in Pennsylvania there's even more parity in the field, despite having the state's former senator Rick Santorum in the mix. Rubio leads there with 12 percent support, with Kentucky senator Rand Paul close behind with 11 percent. Bush and Carson have 10 percent support in the Keystone State. The rest of the field polls in single digits, including Santorum at seven percent. Pennsylvania's primary will be April 26.
Jeb drops to 5% in latest Iowa poll.7:31 AM, May 6, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new Quinnipiac poll of likely Iowa Republican presidential caucusgoers finds Wisconsin's Scott Walker in front of the GOP pack with 21 percent support and a 9-point advantage over his closest primary opponents.
Udall calls Gardner "Senator."9:34 AM, Oct 16, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican Cory Gardner leads incumbent Democrat Mark Udall in the fourth straight poll of the U.S. Senate race in Colorado. The new Quinnipiac poll of likely Colorado voters finds Gardner ahead of Udall by 6 points, 47 percent to 41 percent, while 8 percent support an independent candidate. With that independent discounted and in a head-to-head match-up, Gardner leads 49 percent to 44 percent.
3:51 PM, Aug 6, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Republican challenger Jeff Bell trails incumbent New Jersey senator Cory Booker by just 10 points, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac. Among registered voters in the Garden State, just 47 percent say they support Booker, the Democrat who won a special election to the Senate last fall and is running for a full term. At 37 percent support is Bell, a conservative activist who was the GOP nominee for Senate in 1978.
8:36 AM, Jul 8, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Hillary Clinton's tour promoting her book Hard Choices may be having an effect—though perhaps not the one the 66-year-old former secretary of state might have wanted. A new poll of the potential 2016 presidential field from Quinnipiac, conducted at the end of June, found support for Clinton among Democratic primary voters at 58 percent.
8:01 AM, Feb 7, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Obamacare is extremely unpopular in Colorado, according to a new Quinnipiac poll, and that looks like trouble for the state's senior senator, first-term Democrat Mark Udall. In its survey of registered voters in Colorado, Quinnipiac found that 60 percent oppose the health-care law, and only 37 percent support it. Those who oppose Obamacare in Colorado include 68 percent of independents, 53 percent of women, and 61 percent of young adults under the age of 30.
5:02 PM, Nov 12, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new Quinnipiac poll finds that the majority of Americans disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president and oppose his health care law. According to the poll of more than 2,000 registered voters, 39 percent approve of Obama's job while 54 percent disapprove. That shows Obama in a worse position than Quinnipiac showed last month, when 45 percent approved and 49 percent disapproved of his job as president.
1:29 PM, Oct 16, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The latest Quinnipiac poll, which shows Mitt Romney just four points behind Barack Obama in Pennsylvania, also shows a three-point Senate race. The incumbent, Democrat Bob Casey, Jr., leads his Republican challenger, Tom Smith, 48 percent to 45 percent, with 7 percent undecided.
1:19 PM, Apr 8, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A new Rasmussen poll shows Colorado GOP Senate candidate Jane Norton leading Democratic senator Michael Bennet 46% to 41%--Norton's margin has actually decreased four points since last months' poll.
Norton also leads Bennet's Democratic primary challenger Andrew Romanoff by 11 points. Her GOP primary challenger Ken Buck polls slightly worse than Norton against the Democrats.
More good news for the future conservative star.9:31 AM, Jan 26, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
When Marco Rubio challenged popular incumbent governor Charlie Crist for Mel Martinez's U.S. Senate seat, no one thought he had a chance. What these skeptics assumed was that the current state of affairs would persist indefinitely. They ignored electoral dynamism. Events have a way of showing that the future in politics is never a straight-line projection of the present. Take Scott Brown, for example. Or Marco Rubio.
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