Rubio’s lead among Hispanic voters plays key role
As the November election looms closer, the hotly-contested Senate race in Florida is shifting significantly in Marco Rubio’s favor. The latest Mason-Dixon poll shows him jumping from a 3 point lead over Patrick Murphy in August to a 7 point lead.
Incumbent Republican Marco Rubio holds a seven-point lead over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy in Florida’s high-stakes U.S. Senate race, according to a poll released Monday.
The Mason-Dixon Polling & Research poll showed 47 percent of likely voters support Rubio, while 40 percent support Murphy, a congressman who represents parts of the state’s Treasure Coast in South Florida.
A Mason-Dixon poll in late August showed Rubio leading Murphy by three percentage points.
In a brief analysis released with the poll results, Mason-Dixon pointed to Rubio’s lead among Hispanic voters. “It is extremely difficult now for a Democrat to win in Florida while losing the Hispanic vote,” the analysis said.
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