Marco Rubio Edges Val Demings in New Florida Poll

On Wednesday, Suffolk University released a poll for USA Today of likely voters in Florida which shows U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., with the edge on U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.

Rubio takes 45 percent in the poll with Demings behind him at 41 percent. Libertarian Dennis Misigoy and independents Steven Grant and Tuan “TQ” Nguyen all pull 1 percent each. With a month and a half left in the campaign, 10 percent of those surveyed are undecided or refused to answer who they are supporting.

After 12 years in the Senate, Rubio’s performance in office is disapproved by 46 percent while 45 percent approve of his performance and 9 percent are undecided.

Rubio is seen as favorable by 45 percent and unfavorable by 45 percent while 8 percent are undecided and 1 percent have never heard of him.

Demings is far more of an unknown with 36 percent seeing her favorably, 22 percent viewing her unfavorably and another 22 percent are undecided on her while 20 percent have never heard of her.

The poll of 500 likely voters in Florida was taken from Sept. 15 through Sept. 18 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percent.

Kevin Derby
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