Sunshine State News
If Marco Rubio decides to run for a second term in the Senate, he would start with some major support, a new poll shows.
Mason Dixon released a poll on Monday showing 49 percent of Florida voters favor Rubio running for a second term while 39 percent are against the idea. Rubio had said he would not run for the Senate again during his bid for the Republican presidential nomination but GOP leaders in Washington and the party’s presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump have urged he try for a second term, insisting he’s the best chance of ensuring the seat isn’t flipped by the Democrats.
Despite Trump routing him in the Florida primary back in March, Rubio has the support of Florida Republicans. More than three quarters of Florida Republicans–77 percent–want Rubio to run for reelection while only 16 percent think he should stay out of the Senate race. A majority of Democrats–62 percent–think Rubio should not run again but a quarter of them–25 percent–think he should seek reelection. Independents lean towards Rubio running for a second term with 48 percent saying he should run again while 37 percent are against the idea.