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"Little Marco," the political opportunist who rarely shows up for work except to cash his paycheck, is losing ground in his effort to keep that Senate seat he hates.
Rubio has a marginal 3-point lead over Murphy, 48 percent to 45 percent, in the latest poll of likely voters. However, last month’s Quinnipiac poll showed Rubio ahead by 13 points, 50 percent to 37 percent. Factoring in the new poll's 3-point error-margin, the Senate race is now "too close to call," Quinnipiac said in a news release.
Perhaps Florida's Republican voters are finally waking up to the fact that Rubio hasn't done them any favors unless they prefer paying him for nothing?
Sure, that's a nice thought, but this poll suggests another big problem for Rubio, and if Rubio were the political "genius" he holds himself out to be, he would have probably seen this coming:
Quinnipiac’s assistant polling director, Peter A. Brown, suggested Trump’s struggles are hurting Rubio in Florida — just as he appears to be damaging Republican Sen. Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania. Toomey trails his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty, in the portion of the poll surveying likely Pennsylvania voters.
This is hardly surprising. Candidates who have tied themselves to a Trump endorsement are hurting themselves, and every day Trump says or does something worse than the last, he's an anchor that's pulling them down with him. Rubio made a bet that flip-flopping on Trump support yet again would be to his advantage to scare voters into putting him back in that Senate seat in spite of the fact that he wants it merely as a placeholder for his next race.
Rubio's an empty suit who tied himself to a louder, more empty one, and he may lose that bet.
It couldn't happen to a more deserving guy.