PPP poll: Floridians divided on Marco Rubio with 43% approve, 45% disapprove

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PPP’s newest Florida poll finds that voters in the state continue to be closely divided in their feelings about Marco Rubio. 43% approve of him to 45% who disapprove, numbers pretty similar to the 44/43 spread found for him in March. Rubio has dropped over the longer term though- last September PPP found him with a 51/33 approval.

Floridians say they support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants by a 48/35 margin. Nevertheless only 21% of voters in the state say they agree with Rubio’s stance on immigration, compared to 41% who they disagree. His problem on that issue is that both voters who support a path to citizenship (23/41) and ones who are opposed to a path to citizenship (19/51) both say that they disagree with Rubio on immigration. So basically he’s not pleasing either side on the issue.

Rubio holds narrow leads in a pair of hypothetical reelection match ups, up 45/42 on Alex Sink and 46/43 on Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Republicans would certainly be better off with him running again than they would with Allen West though, who indicated last week that he would be interested in a 2016 Senate bid. West trails Sink 44/38 and Wasserman Schultz 44/40 in head to heads.

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