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Poll: Rubio Jumps to 7-point Lead Over Murphy in Florida Senate Race

Poll: Rubio Jumps to 7-point Lead Over Murphy in Florida Senate Race

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.

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

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.

As observed over at The Shark Tank, Murphy’s latest comments about his support for the Iran deal won’t do him any favors in Florida, where voters strongly opposed the terrible deal.


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