Polling is looking good for Sen. Marco Rubio.

What began as a close race has turned in favor of the freshman Senator.

The last round of polls show Rubio up with a solid 6.5ish point lead.

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A New York Times/Siena College Research Institute poll released Monday morning echoed trends, showing Rubio with a six point lead.

Roll Call reported:

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio continues his slight lead over Democratic challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy. A New York Times/Siena College Research Institute poll released Monday shows the Florida Republican up 6 points.

The poll lines up with several other recent polls taken of likely Florida voters. A RealClearPolitics poll taken from Aug. 31 to Sept. 12 showed Rubio ahead by 6.5 points.

In what used to be a race too close to call, Rubio has maintained a steady lead in recent weeks. The Rothenburg & Gonzales Political Report/Roll Call changed the rating of the Florida Senate race from Tossup to Tilts Republican in early August.

The Siena College Poll was conducted Sept. 10-14 by telephone calls to land and cell phones of 867 likely voters. There is a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

Murphy defeated Alan Grayson for the right to challenge Rubio in the general election. Serving in the House since 2012, Murphy currently represents Col. Allen West’s former district (Murphy outed him in that election).

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