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.
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 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.
The Quinnipiac poll was conducted February 21-24. It has a margin of error of 3.7 percentage points.
The PPP poll was conducted February 24-25. It has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.
The CBS News/YouGov poll was conducted January 18-21. It has a margin of error of 4.6 percentage points.
The Florida Times-Union poll was conducted January 17. It has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.