Image: Rubio's Poll Numbers Slip, but Republicans Still Like Him

Rubio's Poll Numbers Slip, but Republicans Still Like Him

Monday, 24 Jun 2013 02:45 PM

By Audrey Hudson

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Sen. Marco Rubio's popularity has slipped among voters as the push for immigration reform continues in the Senate, but the Florida lawmaker still is popular with most Republicans, according to a poll released Monday by Rasmussen Reports.

The Florida Republican is viewed favorably by 58 percent of Republican voters surveyed, down 10 points since the last poll May and 15 points since February. Only 16 percent of Republicans had an unfavorable opinion of the freshman lawmaker while 25 percent remain undecided about him.

But the poll of 1,000 voters conducted June 20-21 also found that the level of enthusiasm for Rubio continues to slide among Republicans, with 21 percent having a "very favorable" opinion of him compared to 44 percent in February and 31 percent in May.

Among all voters, Rubio's favorability rating was down 5 points from February to 37 percent, while 35 percent said they have an unfavorable view of the senator, who is seen as a likely presidential contender in 2016.

Rubio's poll numbers have taken a hit because of his work on immigration reform, a position that has put him at odds with some conservatives in the party. The cracks in his support were all too evident last week during a tea party rally in front of the Capitol when the mention of his name was booed, The Hill reported.

There's also been talk from former GOP Rep. Allen West of a possible primary challenge to Rubio when he comes up for re-election in 2016.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Obama Blasts GOP, Stirs Up Dems During California Fundraiser

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 18:39 PM

With Congress struggling against time to address key legislation, President Barack Obama on Wednesday portrayed Republic . . .

With GOP Senate Runoff Over, Perdue and Nunn Face Off

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 16:16 PM

Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, the real battle began with supporters of the new Republican nomine . . .

For GOP, Odds of Senate Takeover Are Good - Or Not That Good

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 15:10 PM

The odds of winning enough races to regain control of the Senate remain in Republicans' favor, but how favorable depends . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved