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Jeb Bush And Marco Rubio: Florida’s Not-So-Favorite Sons

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|| By FITSNEWS || Looks like U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina isn’t the only presidential candidate with problems in his backyard … 

According to a new Public Policy Polling survey, a plurality of Florida voters want former governor Jeb Bush and sitting U.S. Senator Marco Rubio to drop out of the 2016 presidential race.  Forty-eight percent of Sunshine State voters want Rubio to pull the plug on his bid, compared to 42 percent who want him to stay in.  Meanwhile, 47 percent of Floridians want Bush to drop out compared to 40 percent who want him to continue his campaign.

Now, we’re not saying those numbers are necessarily fatal to the White House aspirations of either candidate … but they aren’t good.

And they are clearly impacting the position of both candidates in the Florida GOP primary …

Among “Republican” primary voters (Florida holds its election on March 15), Bush and Rubio are currently polling at 13 percent and 10 percent, respectively.  That’s well behind frontrunner Donald Trump (28 percent) and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (17 percent), whose campaign is also benefiting from America’s surging anti-establishmentarianism.

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