Florida Republican Polls 2016: Donald Trump Has the Lead

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Early polls show Donald Trump with a comfortable lead in Florida. (Getty)

While there are a few more primaries prior to Florida, the eyes of the Republican party continue to be on the Sunshine State. The candidates are eyeing the 99 delegates at stake. Marco Rubio faces a must-win scenario in his home state with his slow start in earlier primaries.

The early polls show Donald Trump with a sizable lead. The Rubio campaign has put a lot of time and money into Florida hoping they can narrow the deficit.

The polls were taken prior to Ted Cruz’s big March 6 victories in Maine and Kansas. Cruz hopes the momentum can help him gain votes in Florida.

It is important to note that the following polls were taken while Ben Carson was still one of the candidates. Carson announced this week that he has suspended his campaign.

As we saw in the March 6 elections, the results can vary greatly from polling numbers. There is still a good amount of time between the polling and the actual Florida primary.

Here’s a look at the early Florida GOP polling numbers.

RealClear Politics Average

RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the Florida polls. The average includes data from three polls. The PPP poll conducted February 24-25, the Gravis poll conducted on February 24, and the Quinnipiac poll conducted February 21-24.

Donald Trump 44.7
Marco Rubio 26.0
Ted Cruz 12.3
John Kasich 8.3
Ben Carson 4.7

The Tarrance Group

The poll was conducted for Our Principles PAC by The Tarrance Group. It was conducted February 29-March 2. It is important to note that the poll was taken by an Anti-Trump group according to the Miami Herald.

Donald Trump 35
Marco Rubio 30
Ted Cruz 16
John Kasich 9
Ben Carson 5


The PPP poll was conducted February 24-25. It has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.

Donald Trump 45
Marco Rubio 25
Ted Cruz 10
John Kasich 8
Ben Carson 5


The Gravis poll was conducted February 24. It has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

Donald Trump 45
Marco Rubio 25
Ted Cruz 15
John Kasich 10
Ben Carson 5


The Quinnipiac poll was conducted February 21-24. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.

Donald Trump 44
Marco Rubio 28
Ted Cruz 12
John Kasich 7
Ben Carson 4




If people would wake up and see what’s going on here against trump he’s been set up by the rep old rep people who want too keep there seat, I say clean house all together and start fresh them in washington should be for the people but there not just for them selfs. Clinton should be in jail also bill for the poll fixing one thing people should really understand no matter how what you think all people equill no what there color is its about time the people of our country tell washington what the people want they only look after them selfs , if you belive what a lot of crap these Washington people say then you must be stupid

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