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AP poll: 8 in 10 Republicans prefer an outsider candidate

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A huge majority of Republican voters prefer an outsider candidate to one with experience in Washington, and most see political rookies Donald Trump and Ben Carson as possible general election winners, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Carson tops the field as the most positively viewed candidate among Republicans, the poll shows. Some things to know about opinions on the Republican field from the AP-GfK survey. GOP HIGH ON CARSON Carson is the candidate viewed most positively by Republican registered…

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Martin Dyckman: Winner-take-all primary could backfire on Florida GOP

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The first Florida presidential primary that ever mattered was intended to enhance U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie’s campaign for the Democratic nomination. It dealt him a staggering defeat instead. Florida Republican leaders might want to consider that example before structuring next year’s primary as a winner-take-all clincher for former Gov. Jeb Bush or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. For the Republicans going into 2016, the field is even more volatile than it was for the Democrats in 1972. No assumption is safe.…

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