Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Get Good Marks in New St. Leo University Poll

A new poll shows the two Republicans representing Florida in the U.S. Senate–U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.–are in solid shape.

Four months into his tenure on Capitol Hill, Scott is approved by 47 percent of those surveyed while 38 percent disapprove of him while 15 percent are not sure.

Rubio is in the same ballpark as Scott is. The poll shows 46 percent of those surveyed approve Rubio while 37 percent disapprove of him. While Rubio has been in the Senate longer than Scott, more voters are unsure about the state’s senior senator. The poll finds 17 percent of those surveyed are unsure about Rubio.

First elected to the Senate in 2010, Rubio ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 but was defeated by Donald Trump. At the last minute, Rubio decided to run for another term later that year.

Scott was elected governor in 2010 and won a second term in 2014. Last year, Scott narrowly defeated U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., who was running for a fourth term.

The poll of 500 Floridians was taken from April 22 through April 29 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percent.

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