Donald Trump leads Marco Rubio in Florida 42%-32% in new PPP survey - Florida Politics

Donald Trump leads Marco Rubio in Florida 42%-32% in new PPP survey

Another poll regarding Florida’s presidential primary on Tuesday again shows  Marco Rubio trailing by double-digits.

A private poll commissioned by Florida Democratic political consultant Christian Ulvert and produced by Public Policy Polling on Wednesday shows Donald Trump leading Rubio, 42 percent to 32 percent.

Ted Cruz is a distant third with 14 percent, and John Kasich is fourth at 8 percent.

On Monday, Rubio said that a vote for Kasich or Cruz was a vote for Trump, but the poll shows that even if those two other Republicans weren’t on the ballot in Florida, Trump would at worse be in a statistical tie. Trump leads Rubio in a one-on-one contest, 48 percent-45 percent , within the poll’s margin of error.

It doesn’t look like he’ll be able to persuade Republicans to look away, as an overwhelming number of voters – 83 percent – said they were set on their choice, and couldn’t be persuaded otherwise.

“It’s clear that Marco Rubio continues to struggle with gaining traction in his home state,” Ulvert said. “The results from the PPP poll I commissioned confirms that regardless of the field, Rubio trails Donald Trump. Marco Rubio has been an absent U.S. Senator and his shortcomings are coming home to roost. He says it’s all about Florida and who ever wins Florida will be the Republican nominee and with less than a week until Primary Election Day, all signs point to a Donald Trump nomination.”

Ulvert is the former political director of the Florida Democratic Party, and previously was the Florida House of Representatives Democratic Caucus’ communications director and policy adviser to House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber during his two-year leadership term.

PPP contacted 904 registered voters from a voter list and screened those who identified themselves as Republican voters. The survey took place on Monday and Tuesday, and has a margin of error of  +/- 3.3 percent.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served five years as political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. Mitch also was assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley and is a San Francisco native who has lived in Tampa since 2000. Mitch can be reached at mitch.perry@floridapolitics.com.

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  1. RUBIO NEEDS TO GET OUT AND THROW HIS VOTES TO CRUZ TO STOP TRUMP! RINO RUBIO SPOILER!

  2. OBAMA HAS ALLOWED OUR COUNTRY TO BE INVADED BY MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS THAT ARE STEALING JOBS, OR HANDING OUT H1-B TO GIVE WORK APPROVAL TO FOREIGN PROFESSIONALS AND ON A MASSIVE SCALE AMERICAN JOBS ARE VANISHING OVERSEAS OR TO MEXICO AND OUR POLITICIANS HAVE DONE NOTHING TO STOP IT?

    EVERY WHITE COLLAR, BLUE COLLAR, AND MANUAL WORKER IS DISPENSABLE AS THE REPUBLICANS SEE IT AS YOUR JOBS AT RISK. WHETHER IT’S FLORIDA OR THE REMAINING STATES IN THE THIS ELECTION EVENT ONLY DONALD TRUMP HAS THE EXPERIENCE AND GUTS TO RETURN OUR JOBS OR FIGHT CONGRESS.

    The only reason the Republicans and Democrats are throwing derogatory remarks at Donald Trump, is their lucrative worlds are about to collapse. All the perks from the Special interests are falling apart, because the American people have had enough of ‘Business as Usual’ from the corporate and industrial entities, which buy the votes in Washington. We saw the beginning of this from the former Presidente of Mexico Vicente Fox and now the new Presidente Enrique Peña Nieto who is storming around, giving interviews and calling Trump Hitler, which shows to me their seriously worried about Trump reaching the Oval office and eroding their wealth of bribes and corruption offered to them by political partiers and the mega corporate manufacturing base.

    It doesn’t take the proverbial rocket scientist to apprehend that the Hierarchy in the Republican Party had allowed the development of the (NAFTA) treaty with jobs and parts of our industrial base shrinking and ending up in Mexico, especially the auto industry. However, the disintegration of our laws are still going on with the latest move of Carrier, moving out; Ford is building 2 Billion and joining its other plants across our border. King Obama has bypassed Congress since his coronation to press open borders for foreign nationals and unlawful practices in allowing more illegal aliens into our country, without prosecution or deportation.

    You don’t have to look that far to understand that there is sewer in Washington where corruption ferments as the Politicians sell the American people out to the highest bidder. To win a seat in Congress you really have no choice, but to sell your soul to a lobbyist, who is the wing man to some unknown wealthy donor who always want something in return for claiming a space in Washington–and that’s stealing American citizens vote. The Republican establishment has committed their own suicide, by playing along with Omnibus budget, allowing the Obama to fund all his objectives. Now with Obamas access to incomprehensible $2.2 trillion Mother Lode funds, which will pay for importation into the country unknown Syrian Refugees and the continued, pandering to illegal aliens. Lawmakers should have started impeachment on this rogue president in his first term, when they had a chance prior to given out freebies to anybody who ask for them–including illegal aliens.

    Why in the first place do you think we have had these massive surges in family units, unaccompanied children, and also criminals from the opposite side of the border? Obama signaled the world that if you could reach the United States, you wouldn’t be sent back.

    House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has said Obama’s executive amnesty “is a direct attack on the Congress’s Article I powers under the Constitution,” and noted that “the president is not permitted to write law. Only Congress has that right. The House had made that very clear, but Obama degreed it was his right?” During a March hearing Agent Cabrera highlighted that his fellow agents were being punished for reporting illegal alien groups of more than 20. Brandon Judd head of the US Border Patrol union argued that persons entering the country illegally have realize that they can simply claim they entered the country at some time before 2014 and that they have no serious criminal convictions and they will be released. He said they do not even have to offer any proof, or present themselves to a judge for a determination. Annually we are being invaded by millions of illegal aliens and this moron of a President has just ordered the Border Patrol to let them go.

    The National Immigration center (NIC) says we now have at least 15 million plus illegal aliens in the country, and a rising cost since 2013 originally $$138 Billion dollars. Only chance we have to stop this travesty, is voting for Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton will carry on Obamas illegal executive orders, if she happens to win the White House. On the Republican side others than Trump, have to sacrifice the little integrity they have, to do the bidding of the US Chamber of Commerce who have used their influence and Super PAC’s cash to lure the legislators votes to bring as much cheap labor as allowed, and a lax cap on growing number of H1-B visa permits to steal jobs from current American workers.

    Sen. Marco Rubio has been trying to defend his not accepted effort to expand the controversial H-1B outsourcing program by claiming that he wants to protect American professionals from being replaced by low-wage foreign professionals. But Rubio’s claim is “an outright fabrication,” said Howard University’s Ron Hira, an expert on the H-1B outsourcing program. Rubio “has not included any such limiting proposal in any bill, even though he had ample opportunity to do so.” furthermore, Rubio’s claim that there is a 90-day advertising period is also false. Each foreign professional can remain up to six years, so Rubio’s annual inflow of 195,000 H-1Bs would allow Americans companies to hire roughly 1.2 million foreign professionals in place of American professionals.

    Cruz: He wants you to forget he was born in Canada. Cruz, while Cruz’s father fought alongside Castro before fleeing Cuba, yet his elder Cruz’s sister fought against the Communist regime. Roy Beck, founder and executive director of NumbersUSA, http;//www.numbersusa.com spoke to The Daily Caller Tuesday about the differences between the two candidates Trump and Cruz and how he feels both will return America to policies that benefit the citizen worker. For instance Cruz is not going to build a massive wall of 1000 miles, as he is only talking about fencing, which for all intents and purposes doesn’t work. The drug cartels have used huge ramps, to drive their trucks across and he has not mentioned distances. Cruz is a liar, a cheat as we have seen with the nasty trick he played on Ben Carson, pressing voters with Robo-calls and playing the difference between honesty and illegal, and it seems to be fully in cooperation with the Republican class. Don’t be fooled by Ted Cruz as he can be purchased buy the Special interests, but they have nothing that can buy Donald Trump?

  3. Wasn’t there another PPP poll two weeks ago with Trump up 45% to 25% for Rubio. So, if context where given in this article, wouldn’t the fact that the lead was cut in half be news? It appears likely Trump will win regardless, but I think trends are as important in polling as reporting results are. Kind of an oversight not to include that I believe.

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