The Polls Say What?
Looks like the road from Florida House Speaker to "darling of the Tea Party" to "GOP's best hope" is getting shorter every day for Marco Rubio.
In fact, it looks like Florida voters would just as soon see it veer into a ditch sooner rather than later:
Bill Nelson is Florida's most popular politician, with a 40% approval rating to 32% of voters who disapprove of him. That puts him ahead of the perennially unpopular Rick Scott, who comes in at 38/48, and even further ahead of the newly unpopular Marco Rubio whose Presidential bid has hurt him at home and caused his approval spread to drop down to 31/55.
Marco Rubio is now less popular than Rick Scott, who, for most of his political career, has been one of the most unpopular politicians in the history of unpopular politicians.
But wait, it gets worse. Turns out Rubio's also heading into ditch territory when he's up against one of the most unpopular U.S. Senators in the history of unpopular U.S. Senators as well:
In a sign of how Marco Rubio has antagonized a fair number of once enthusiastic supporters in Florida, a diverse group of conservative activists in Florida today is coming out in support of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. These are not household names in Florida, but the following list includes prominent names in the activist and conservative fundraising circuts - quite a few former supporters of Rubio and of Mitt Romney.
Add "oh snap" to that ouch.
It looks like Rubio is about to take quite the beating, losing both his Senate seat and his Presidential hopes, while returning to a state that now loathes him, to lick his wounds and see a doctor for that scratchy voice he's losing while hurling insults at Donald Trump.
Luckily for him, that's covered by Obamacare, which incidentally, is also more popular in Florida than he is.