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Rubio Leads US Senate Race, According to New Quinnipiac Poll

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Marco Rubio has a 7 point lead in the race for Florida’s U-S Senate seat, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Marco Rubio is outpacing Democratic Congressman Patrick Murphy, 50% to 43%. According to the poll, Floridians are voting primarily along demographic and party lines. But Quinnipiac pollster Peter Brown says Rubio’s lead is built on his popularity with independent voters.

“He has a 16 point lead with independents, which is an unusually large amount. And both candidates are getting about the same level of support from their respective party bases, so the independent numbers are quite telling in this race,” he said.

Just before Florida’s primary last month, Rubio said even he does win re-election, he cannot commit to a full 6 year term.

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