New poll shows Donald Trump up by 20 points in Florida


Although Ben Carson has been on a rise nationally and in several states, that’s not the case in Florida, where Donald Trump continues to dominate the field ,  including Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush.

In his best showing yet in the Sunshine State, the Bay News 9/News 13/Florida Decides poll shows Trump with 37 percent support. Carson is in second, with only 17 percent support. Rubio is right behind at 16 percent. Ted Cruz is at 10 percent.

And Bush? He’s in fifth place, with just 7 percent support. No one else gets more than 3 percent.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton is dominating Bernie Sanders, 66 to 24 percent.

In head-to-head matchups, Clinton loses to both Trump and Carson in Florida in this survey. Trump leads Clinton, 47 to 43 percent, while Carson leads by the same margin, 47 to 43 percent.

The poll was conducted this past Wednesday through Sunday by SurveyUSA for Bay News 9 and News 13.

It interviewed 3,000 Florida adults Of those, 2,712 were registered to vote in   Florida. Of the registered voters, 2,400 were determined to be likely to vote in the  2016 general election. Of the registered voters, SurveyUSA determined that 922 were likely to vote in the Republican primary, and 826 were likely to vote in the Democratic primary, both on March 15.





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  • Jenny Golembiewski

    November 3, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Glad To see That My State Of Florida, Is Standing With Trump, we Need A Man With A Rough Tough Tone, And That Talks Tough As Well, All The Other Contenders Are All Wimpy, They Stutter When They Talk, Or Have To Think Before They Answer, As You All Know Trump Does Not Do That, He Has The Answers Right Off The TOP OF His Head, He Does Not Stutter, He Says What He Thinks. And That’s Why The People Don’t Like Him.

  • Jenny Golembiewski

    November 3, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    So Go Florida, Help Trump Get Elected In The General Election, And Help Get Him The Bid, For The Primary Election.

  • Dave Francis

    November 4, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    The Democrats are absolutely unsympathetic to the American taxpayer, thinking that we have a responsibility to rescue every illegal alien from their dreary existence from every part of the world. Then ordain it and passing out a cornucopia of ‘freebies’, expecting they are obligated to vote illegally for a Leftists. Then we have the GOP higher echelon of legislators that they have no option but voting for a member who will succeed in importing more cheap labor. So each Political party has a predicament in this Catch 22 situation. Democrats want those illegal votes and will deliberately look the other way and Republicans are tightly knotted to their Special Interests. Both sides are committed to their Campaign contributors who are paying all the bills and must accept they have become the puppets of big and small businesses, corporate and industrial entities who never give pockets of dollars for nothing–they always want their pound of flesh?

    Donald Trump has a different resume as he is completely isolated from the temptation to align himself with any money lender. He hands are clean of any blood money? Its sensational fact that this real estate developer has piles of his own loose cash and are able to wave away the lobbyists who have almost obscenely fused into the very chambers of the House and Senate, waiting in the hallway to pounce on their own campaign victim. Lobbyists have been haunting the Congressional buildings forever, and are have been produced from the retired politicians in Congress.

    Whether or not we can amend Birthright citizenship, which overall is a giant cost to taxpayers and up to the courts? But the flow of non citizens can be staunched by rescinding the ‘Optional’ execution of the program and using the strict alternative MANDATORY E-Verify. Unauthorized labor will be taken into custody and deported,


    When you see that California is overpopulated with illegal aliens, you know the vote is going to the Left’s Hillary Clinton or Socialist Marxist Bernie Sanders in that particular state. The people who vote for these two people equally want all the things the Democratic Party can give them, which is a free walk through life, feeding off the backs of taxpayer’s. Tell me who isn’t going to vote for a Leftist who offers free healthcare, free education, low income housing, and many other programs, that was originally only obtained by US citizens. But King Obama and his loyal Imperial Court has changed through his executive orders immigration laws.

    The pledge of building a giant wall has opened the eyes of the 92 million American seeking work; or required full time jobs. The wall can be easily being constructed with remuneration of Mexican funding, otherwise under Trump there will be giant consequences. Trump will induce extra tariffs from our Southern neighbor; not only products arriving across the border, but further penalties as punishment from not enforcing the demarcation line between THEM and US?

    It’s over a year before the presidential election, but is aware that your vote will count; I suspect towards a new beginning with Donald Trump or more of the same almost impenetrable execution of worthless bills perpetrated by the Hilary’s or god help us the extreme Socialist ideology of Bernie Sanders. Both Madam Clinton and Sanders will certainly be on a spending spree of other people’s money; then new layers of taxes to pay for it all.

    Fortunately Trump is primarily going after the illegal alien invaders, but additionally after Corporate Welfare. Trump will take away the incentives for companies who move overseas by lowering the corporate tax rates to 15 percent. As a further deterrent Trump will place tariffs on goods from foreign nations that are imported into America free of any taxes, and which do not play by the free trade rules–such as China, Japan and of course Mexico. Until every country that is fully in compliance with the US, in an environment in which all businesses in a given market must follow the same rules and are given an equivalent ability to compete, which is not happening now. This means renegotiation’s that will be handled with hard nose delegates who will not be treated as an abject fool, as the previous delegates assigned. Something like 2.5 Trillion dollars will be flowing back from countries, with thousands of jobs returning. Of course there will be profits to be made, but to a lesser degree by greedy mega corporate.


    There will be a rebound in jobs and the only President can supply it is Donald Trump. He will also reignite the size of our military that foreign nations will be advised not to defy. Veterans will be treated with great respect and will never have to beg for treatment again. Trumps plan will end any poorly delivered medical treatment and the corruption will never ever again be seen or the humiliation on our sick and incapacitated soldiers.

    Read these disturbing stories of the Obama Administration using their power to stop the legal process of removing illegal alien. Judicial Watch, is an attorney group that brings to light corruption in Washington and at the state level. Americans should be aware of the facts and not the lies from the Liberal leaning media or the pro-illegal immigration organizations.

    Two disturbing cases highlight the serious problems with the nation’s immigration laws under the Obama administration; In one, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) accused a local police department of racial profiling for arresting two previously deported illegal immigrants and turning them over to federal authorities for removal. In the other, the Department of Justice (DOJ) charged a public school district with discrimination for verifying the immigration status of its employees. Read the corruption files and understand the secret goings on behind the public’s back.

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