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A conversation with Marco Rubio on Cuba, family ties

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As Marco Rubio campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, he’s pledging to bring generational change to Washington. Yet Rubio’s policy toward Cuba hinges on reinstating a half-century-old diplomatic freeze that failed to unseat the communist government on the island where his parents were born. The U.S. senator from Florida sees no contradiction between his pledge to usher in new ideas and his call to restore an old, punitive relationship with Cuba. “People think it’s because we’re being stubborn or holding…

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Jeb Bush, followed by Marco Rubio, fare best in GOP presidential field among Hispanics

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Republican front-runner Donald Trump is widely unpopular among the nation’s Hispanics, a new AP-GfK poll finds, challenging the billionaire’s oft-repeated assertion that he will win the Hispanic vote if he becomes his party’s nominee. The survey finds many of the Republican candidates running for president would probably struggle to win significant support among Hispanics in a general election. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are their favorites, but even they are a hard sell, the poll suggests. Even so, most in…

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Is Charlie Crist’s bounce gone? New Rasmussen numbers: Marco Rubio 39%, Crist 31%, Kendrick Meek 18%

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Charlie Crist received a bounce in the polls when he left the Republican Party to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent. New numbers suggest that the bounce for the governor is over. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Florida finds Republican Marco Rubio with 39% support, while Crist earns 31% of the vote and Democrat Kendrick Meek trails at 18%. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. Two weeks ago, just after Crist announced that he…

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Is Charlie Crist’s bounce gone? New Rasmussen numbers: Marco Rubio 39%, Crist 31%, Kendrick Meek 18%

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Charlie Crist received a bounce in the polls when he left the Republican Party to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent. New numbers suggest that the bounce for the governor is over. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in Florida finds Republican Marco Rubio with 39% support, while Crist earns 31% of the vote and Democrat Kendrick Meek trails at 18%. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided. Two weeks ago, just after Crist announced that he…

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Do Florida’s Cubans prefer Kendrick Meek over Marco Rubio?

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Marco Rubio was born in Miami to Cuban-born parents, became the first Cuban-American speaker of the Florida House, and he takes a hard line on U.S. policy towards Havana. Rubio leads Gov. Charlie Crist by approximately 28 percentage points in the race for the GOP Senate nomination, and in a matchup with Rep. Kendrick Meek, the presumptive Democratic nominee, he wins by 5 points. So with Marco Rubio poised to become the nation’s third Cuban-American senator, why haven’t the rainmakers…

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Do Florida’s Cubans prefer Kendrick Meek over Marco Rubio?

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Marco Rubio was born in Miami to Cuban-born parents, became the first Cuban-American speaker of the Florida House, and he takes a hard line on U.S. policy toward Havana. Rubio leads Gov. Charlie Crist by approximately 28 percentage points in the race for the GOP Senate nomination, and in a matchup with Rep. Kendrick Meek, the presumptive Democratic nominee, he wins by 5 points. So with Marco Rubio poised to become the nation’s third Cuban-American senator, why haven’t the rainmakers…

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New Rasmussen poll: Marco Rubio leads Kendrick Meek by 17%, Charlie Crist leads Meek by 15%:

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Update – 12:27 p.m. – Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio has now jumped to a 12-point lead over Governor Charlie Crist in Florida’s Republican Primary race for the U.S. Senate. Other highlights: Sixty-two percent (62%) of GOP Primary voters have a favorable view of Crist while 37% regard the governor unfavorably. Those figures include 19% with a very favorable opinion and 11% who have a very unfavorable view of him. Rubio is viewed favorably by 67% of primary voters…

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