The Democratic primary in South Carolina is today and Super Tuesday 2016 is right around the corner so things are getting incredibly serious. With that, different presidential polls are being taken for multiple states with a lot of mixed results. One thing is certain though, and it’s that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump aren’t just leading in current Florida polls, but they are leaps, bounds, and galaxies ahead of their opponents.
Senator Marco Rubio is in imminent danger of losing his own home state in the campaign to be the Republican nominee for this year’s election. As of Friday, the Quinnipiac University poll showed that Donald Trump was exceedingly far ahead of anyone and everyone else opposing him.
Trump was leading all other candidates with 44 percent of support in the Florida polls on Friday with all others nowhere near him.
- Marco Rubio – 28 percent
- Ted Cruz – 12 percent
- John Kasich – 7 percent
- Ben Carson – 4 percent
Now, one thing to take into account is that the surveys show that only 5 percent of likely Republican primary voters have said they are undecided. Thirty percent have actually said they are not entirely certain on their vote and could end up changing their minds.
On March 15, they will have to be more certain as the Florida GOP primary will take place and award the winner all 99 of its delegates.
As reported by Public Policy Polling, many were expecting Rubio to contend in his home state of Florida or at least be close in the polls. Sure, it’s still a little early and not all voters have yet come out to voice their opinion, but they weren’t expecting a margin of this size between him and Trump.
Still, not everyone believes everything the media or the early polls say, and that includes Rubio aide Todd Harris.
Media needs to chill. The FL Q poll #’s are way wrong. We are going to win Florida. Period. Take it to the bank.
— Todd Harris (@dtoddharris) February 25, 2016
On the Democratic side of things, Bernie Sanders just recently received a huge endorsement from a Latino-rights group in Arizona, and many thought it would up his momentum. It very well may do that, but it’s not helping in the Florida polls right now.
According to the Sun Sentinel, Hillary Clinton is holding a huge lead in the Florida polls as of Friday, and it’s not even close. Currently, her lead in the Sunshine State is a whopping 26 points over Bernie Sanders.
Among likely Democratic primary voters, Clinton is leading Sanders by a margin of 59 percent to 33 percent. In women voters, Clinton leads by an even wider margin of 35 percentage points over Sanders (69-34).
Male voters in Florida polls are almost split down the middle, but do favor Bernie Sanders by a four-point margin (47-43).
So far, only 8 percent of Florida Democratic voters are undecided on the primary which is to be held on March 15. Seventeen percent said they are still wavering a bit, and could end up changing their mind by the time voting day arrives.
March 15 is also the day that Ohio voters will be casting their ballots and a similar poll also has Trump leading, according to CNN. Donald Trump is leading the way in Ohio by a margin of 31 percent to 26 percent, over John Kasich, the state’s governor.
The Florida polls may be a little early still and not all likely voters have come out to have their say, but the margins will still be very hard to close. Hillary Clinton’s lead over Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump’s lead over everyone else could very well hold true and give those two candidates a very powerful state win.
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