Florida GOP Polls 2016: Trump Has Lead on Rubio

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Marco Rubio is looking to gain ground on Donald Trump in Florida. (Getty)

Early polling numbers show Marco Rubio has a lot of ground to make up in his home state of Florida. According to RealClear Politics, Trump has an average of a double digit lead on Rubio and the other candidates in Florida.

Trump is projected to do well on Super Tuesday, and a lot of the focus of the Republican candidates will turn to Florida. The Florida GOP primary is March 15 and 99 delegates will be at stake.

A loss in Florida would be extremely detrimental for the Rubio campaign given it is his home state combined with his slow start in the early primaries.

Here’s a look at the early Florida GOP polls.


RealClear Politics

RealClear Politics keeps a running average of the polls from Florida. The average includes data from four polls. The Quinnipiac poll conducted February 21-24, the PPP poll conducted February 24-25, the CBS News/YouGov poll conducted January 18-21 and the Florida Times-Union poll conducted January 17.

CANDIDATE VOTE %
Donald Trump 40.3
Marco Rubio 20.8
Ted Cruz 15.8
Jeb Bush 8.5
Ben Carson 5.3
John Kasich 5

Quinnipiac

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

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

PPP

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

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

CBS News/YouGov

The CBS News/YouGov poll was conducted January 18-21. It has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE %
Donald Trump 41
Ted Cruz 22
Marco Rubio 18
Ben Carson 5
Jeb Bush 4
John Kasich 2

Florida Times-Union

The Florida Times-Union poll was conducted January 17. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

CANDIDATE VOTE %
Donald Trump 31
Ted Cruz 19
Jeb Bush 13
Marco Rubio 12
Ben Carson 7
John Kasich 3