Senator Marco Rubio appears to be gearing up for a run for the presidency in 2016, but a new poll of voters in the Sunshine State showed he may want to focus on his re-election rather than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
According to the new Mason-Dixon poll released Monday, 57 percent of those polled want Rubio to seek a second term in the Senate rather than going to for the White House. Only 15 percent of those surveyed said Rubio should run for president. Twenty-five percent of the respondents were unsure of what they want Rubio to do.
The poll found just more than 40 percent of voters in Florida supported a presidential campaign from former Governor Jeb Bush. Forty-two percent of voters said Bush should run, while 43 percent said he should not and another 15 percent weren’t sure.
The broadest support for Bush came from North Florida where 49 percent said he should run and 38 percent said he should not. Bush’s numbers struggled in the heavily populated southeast part of the state where 37 percent said he should run and 50 percent said he shouldn’t run.
The Mason-Dixon poll had a margin of error of +/- four points.