Latest poll of Florida voters shows Donald Trump leading Ted Cruz, 36% -22%

Donald Trump

Donald Trump continues to lead in the Republican presidential race in Florida according to a St. Pete Polls survey released on Wednesday. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is ascending in the Sunshine State and has moved up to second place.

Trump leads with 36 percent in the poll of Florida Republican voters. Cruz is now second with 22 percent. Marco Rubio is third at 17 percent. Jeb Bush is fourth in his home state, getting 9 percent. Ben Carson has slumped to fifth place with 6.3 percent. Chris Christie is at 3 percent. John Kasich is at 2 percent.

When asked if they would support Trump for president if he wins the Republican nomination, an overwhelming 73 percent say they will, while just 20 percent say they won’t. Another 7 percent say they’re not sure.

This poll of 2,694 Florida active Republican primary voters was conducted from Monday, December 14 to Tuesday, December 15. This survey used the registered voter lists supplied by the state of Florida as of September 17. The sample of voters that were contacted included random samples of registered Republican voters within the boundaries of the state of Florida. It has a 1.9 percent Margin of Error at a 95 percent confidence level.

Mitch Perry

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 [email protected]


  • Roger L. Owen

    December 16, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    To the State of Florida, stop purging your voting list and watch Donald Trump’s numbers go even Higher.. I had to leave your shareful state just to vote and run for US Congress. And yes, I also support Donald Trump from the Philippines.
    Roger L. Owen, TX-01, 2006, 2008
    Why we should not waste taxpayer money on the Philippines:

  • Jon Stevens

    December 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Well, I guess that means Marco’s finished. You cannot be third in your own state and behind Cruz, who has zero ties to the state. At least Trump spends a lot of time and has business interests here. This poll is not a good sign for either Marco or Jeb.

    • Hoffhack

      December 19, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      The only reason why he is even at 12% Nationally is they don’t remember him pushing amnesty with the gang of *! You cannot trust Marco! Take it from someone who busted it to get him elected only to watch him betray us the first chance he got!

  • Hoffhack

    December 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    The real story here is why Trump (and Cruz) are cleaning both Rubio’s and Bush’s clock in Florida! Rubio cannot be trusted and Bush is a weenie!

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