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Jeb Bush rising, Rubio falling among Florida Republicans; Clinton tops GOP field in 2016 match-ups

by George Bennett | May 1st, 2014

Jeb Bush has big lead in Florida over other potential 2016 Republicans but trails Hillary Clinton.


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has a big lead over the rest of the field of potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates in his home state, a new Quinnipiac University poll finds, but Democrat Hillary Clinton would carry Florida over Bush or any other GOP nominee.

Bush, who recently said he’s “thinking about running for president,” is the top choice of 27 percent of Florida Republican voters. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is second at 14 percent and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is third with 11 percent. All other Republicans are in single digits.

Rubio was in second place, 4 points behind Bush, in a November Quinnipiac poll of Florida Republicans. He slipped from 18 percent to 16 percent, but was still in second place to Bush, in a January poll. The latest poll is the first time Rubio has fallen behind an out-of-state candidate in Florida.

In a general election match-up, Clinton would top Bush in Florida by a 49-to-41 percent margin, the poll says. She defeats other Republicans by 12 points or more.

Quinnipiac polled 1,413 registered voters with a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points. Republican and Democratic samples each have a margin of error of 4.4 percent.

30 Responses to “Jeb Bush rising, Rubio falling among Florida Republicans; Clinton tops GOP field in 2016 match-ups”

  1. OBIWAN Says:

    Who even knows Cuomo, Sweitzer, O’Malley or Warren…
    … and did it surprise any Billary would best VP Joe?

    Imagine selecting from Bush, Christie, Cruz, Huckabee, Jindal, Paul, Rubio, Ryan, Walker… by comparison??

    Another “Q” rabid progressive trolling poll… no one you know participated in their phony polling fantasy!

    34% of those ‘sampled’ were Independents…
    … it rarely matters what pure party line GOP or Dem registered voters are going to do.

    Is matters not now skewed the “Q” sample… their technique always results in Democrat victory at the ‘poll’… no different than the 100% Democrat precincts voting from the Philadelphia welfare office – Two or Three times!

  2. OBIWAN Says:

    Consider the Gravis poll on Scott/Crist…
    … automated 809 ‘landline’ Floridians??

    Who gets their ‘landline’ free for being a Generational Poverty Welfare Entitlementor… ???

    Why waste the money on something more akin to finding little Johnny pleasuring himself in the bathroom…??

    The ‘tell’ is the reporting describes Gravis as ‘very conservative leaning’…
    … versus no such moniker for Quinnipiac University – the most rabidly progressive liberal loon campus in America!!

  3. OBIWAN Says:

    The “Q” on this one:

    6% more Dems than GOP …

    53% completed on ‘landlines’…

    There is a reason these ‘pollsters’ rig the results in setting up their methods!!

    Go to the ‘Q’ campus website…
    … they support every litmus test of the Democrat party !!

  4. Reg Ind Says:

    Everyone know the Democrats are praying Bush gets the GOP nomination, right?

  5. Bito63 Says:

    @ObiDUMB, What`s wrong?? That time of the month again??? All you ever do is bash the left without any FACTS!!!! How much are you getting paid for this?? Because it seem`s when ever it is a political article you come out ranting in force, Maybe because you forgot to take your meds??? Or the checks from TRICKY RICK SNOT keep clearing??

  6. OBIWAN Says:

    @Bito63
    It seems that your infection hasn’t cleared up. You should have thought twice before picking up those ladies walking around Federal & 6th Avenue.

    I meant to ask, which lube do you like to use? Is there one in particular that you enjoy that doesn’t give you ring-sting the next day?

    When do you make the decision to swallow? Before you go down on him, or is it a split-second choice?

  7. Poncho Says:

    Other than failing to answer the 3:00AM call when it came, and letting 4 Americans die in Benghazi, Can any one name ONE accomplishment of Hillary Clinton? Just one?
    Bueller…….Bueller……..anyone? Bueller…..

  8. npgator Says:

    Americans are pretty stupid and very uninformed which cetainly helps Hildabeast. She is just a bitter, tired old hag who has blood on her hands.

  9. Legacy Says:

    Wow Poncho, you are going to bring up 4 Americans being killed in Bengazi by terrorists? Really? W murdered 4,000 American in Iraq for no reason and another 40,000 who are permanently crippled. And if you are going to blame people for terrorist attacks who was the Commander in Chief when 3,000 Americans died on 9/11? Bengazi? A tragedy that has been exploited by FOX news for political gain.

  10. Bob le flambeur Says:

    Jeb needs to stay in Texas and help his brother pick out colors for his art work.

  11. Uncle Josh Says:

    Good Grief!

    Is it just me or are political dynasty’s yesterday’s news. I cannot imagine who would want to get into politics (in most cases it appears to be self serving lawyers and other like ilk) however it would be refreshing to see one term individuals with the best interest of the public as their mandate.

    Most likely it is not realistic to think talented citizens would ever want to involve themselves in the political arena as it exists today. But then again is the public best served by the ongoing agendas created by politicians within the same family tree?

  12. Lil Fella Says:

    I had an Uncle Josh in my “family” that is now spending some time in the Arkansas state correctional unit. He used to watch me as my mom was a “work” and well, you know the rest……

  13. John Says:

    Legacy,
    George W’s policies toward the middle east and in particular radical Islam are what got us Bin Laden, Obama was lucky enough to be in office when the call came in. 911 was surely an intelligence error, not a presidential one. If you want to blame Bush for 911, then we are not going to give Hilary or Obama a pass on Benghazi,or Syria,or Ukraine,or Boston, or Ft.Hood, or Times Square…the list goes on and on for this total FAILURE of an administration. RAND PAUL 2016!

  14. Legacy Says:

    John,
    George W’s policies toward the middle east and in particular radical Islam are what got us Bin Laden, Obama was lucky enough to be in office when the call came in. 911 was surely an intelligence error, not a presidential one. If you want to blame Bush for 911, then we are not going to give Hilary or Obama a pass on Benghazi,or Syria,or Ukraine,or Boston, or Ft.Hood, or Times Square…the list goes on and on for this total FAILURE of an administration. RAND PAUL 2016!

  15. Real Numbers Says:

    George W. Bush is responsible for more dead Americans than Bin Laden. He is a war criminal. Period

  16. Real ACCURATE Numbers Says:

    Hey Real Numbers

    Know who else is responsible and a war criminal? Huh? Smartypants

    That’s right! George W. Bush!

  17. George W. Bush Says:

    Real Numbers is responsible for more dead Americans than Bin Laden. He is a war criminal. Period

  18. npgator Says:

    Real numbers = complete idiot!! Hillary voted to invade Iraq too but you lefties love to re-write history and disregard the constitution.

  19. Real Numbers Says:

    The constitution says that the President is “commander-n-chief” of the armed forces. W took advantage of American fear following 9/11 to further his political agenda. He produced evidence that was not there under the guise of protecting America and our allies against Non existent WMDs. I am not a supporter of Hillary, I think she is irritating, but the thought of another Bush in the white house is horrendous. That pudgy little trust fund baby couldn’t run Florida. He has been gone almost 8 years and he is still angling behind the scenes to fill his pockets with lobbyist dollars. President? Is he going to invade Iraq a third time? seems to be a Bush habit.

  20. Bito63 Says:

    @ObiDUMB!!How do you know about Fed.&6ave. and about lube and swallowing? Personal experience?? I THINK SO!!!! A typical right winger, Open mouth insert foot, In your case other body parts!!!! I hope you enjoyed it!! LOL!!!!!

  21. Poncho Says:

    GW Bush voted for the invasion of Iraq because of an honest ( however misguided) belief in the dangers Hussein posed. Hillary Voted for the Invasion of Iraq for politics…

  22. Poncho Says:

    @ Legacy “Wow Poncho, you are going to bring up 4 Americans being killed in Bengazi by terrorists? ”

    Who says it was terrorist? Certainly not 0bama…He’s still talking the video LIE.

    Now back to my point…….No one has yet come up with a SINGLE accomplishment of Hillary Clinton…. Not ONE….

  23. TrafficAvenger Says:

    The though of having another Bush in the white house is down right scary if not spooky at best.

    My question to those who insist on trying to make Benghazi a political football. Do you really want to start the debate with body counts and wounded warriors? Think before you leap.

    Like many here. Hillary is not my favorite choice. But I still have memories of when the G.O.P. was running the white house. And those memories are not what you would call “fond memories”.

    The policies of the G.O.P. are meant for a narrow group of people and not in the best interest of nation as a whole.

    Bito63,

    I guess OBIWAN really brought some stinging “G.O.P.” facts, substance and intellect into the debate. He is a good speaker and representation of the G.O.P.. Who would of thought?

    To All.

    As Always,
    You Have A Great Day.
    TA

  24. Registered Independent Says:

    Bush, Cheney, Rice, and Rummy Should be brought before Congress and forced to apologize to the American people for their actions. They should be brought before the UN and charged with war crimes.

  25. OBIWAN Says:

    @Bito63
    I know all about Federal & 6th Avenue because that is where I pick up your sister every Friday @ 5PM. (Friday is payday for those of us who have a job, not people like you who sponge off welfare).
    Just to be clear, did your parents have any children that lived?

  26. Bito63 Says:

    @ObiDUMB, Did I hit a nerve? I don`t have a sister, It must have been your long lost one that you picked up. What makes you think I`m on welfare? Is that another one of your right wing FACTS???? As a typical right winger you probably proclaim less goverment intrusion in to peoples personal lives, Why would you be asking if my parent`s have any children that lived? An OXYMORON since I AM ALIVE!! DUMMMMMMYYYYY!!!!! OPEN MOUTH, INSERT FOOT, AGAIN!!!!

  27. OBIWAN Says:

    @Bito63
    How do you know about Fed.&6ave. and about lube and swallowing? Personal experience?? I THINK SO!!!! A typical right winger, Open mouth insert foot, In your case other body parts!!!! I hope you enjoyed it!! LOL!!!!!

  28. Bob le flambeur Says:

    I think much of this can be resolved if W, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice and Wolfowitz would arrange a trip to The Hague and tell their side of the story before a world court.

  29. Bob le flambeur Says:

    And once that concludes W can explain his 13 Benghazi’s to the American public.

  30. Bingo Fiend Says:

    I have a dear friend who has spinal, neck, and Brain injuries from a roadside bomb in Iraq. This guy is on on so many meds that he can’t hold a job and spends most of the day stoned on prescription drugs and depressed. This is the legacy of the Bush White House that most of us never see. All for for no damn reason at all! That whole family should just take their money and go away.

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