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Monday, November 9, 2015
Polls - Trump #1 in Florida and Iowa
The Donald Marches On
(Bay News 9) - Donald Trump is dominating in our exclusive Florida Decides presidential poll released Tuesday, both among his fellow Republican candidates and likely Democratic challengers in a head-to-head general election.
Here are some of the main highlights of the Bay News 9 / News 13 Florida Decides Poll, conducted via telephone from Wednesday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Nov. 1.
The poll found37 percent of Floridians likely to vote in the Republican primary on March 15 said they would vote for Trump if the primary were held today.
Trump had a large, 20 percent lead over his closest runner-up, Ben Carson, who got 17 percent support from likely Republican voters. Not far behind Carson was Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, with 16 percent.
We asked our Republican political analyst, former U.S. Rep. Lou Frey, what makes Trump a Florida favorite, overpowering both Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush in their home state.
"I don't understand how he's gotten so many votes, actually, in Florida, but I think he's earned them. He's worked hard at it," Frey said.