Skip to comments.Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll
Posted on 09/07/2013 5:21:58 PM PDT by grumpygresh
Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll BY: KEVIN DERBY | Posted: August 7, 2013 8:59 AM The latest Granite State poll by WMUR and the University of New Hampshire was released late on Tuesday and it shows U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sinking in New Hampshire, home of the first presidential primary. Rubio is expected to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. In recent months. Rubio has drawn fire from conservatives for his prominent role in supporting immigration reform.
The poll finds New Hampshire Republicans divided on who they want to see as their partys nominee in 2016. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey leads the pack with 21 percent followed by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., with 16 percent. Former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida is in third with 10 percent followed by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with 8 percent and Rubio with 6 percent. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania is tied with two Texans -- Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz -- in sixth with 4 percent each. Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin takes 2 percent. Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and two Ohio Republicans -- Gov. John Kasich and U.S. Sen. Rob Portman -- all take less than 1 percent.
This is a major step back for Rubio who took 22 percent in the Granite State poll back in February and 14 percent in an April one. His net favorability with New Hampshire Republicans dropped from 50 percent in February and 51 percent in April to 33 percent in this most recent poll. There is some good news for Rubio as only 2 percent of New Hampshire Republicans say they will never vote for Rubio.
Andrew Smith, the director of the UNH Survey Center, noted Rubio is not the only candidate sinking in New Hampshire.
Rubio and Christie have seen their net favorability ratings drop significantly Rubios has dropped 18 percentage points since April and Christies has dropped 14 percentage points since February, said Smith. These drops are indications that Rubio and Christie have alienated significant segments of the Republican base.
The poll of 516 New Hampshire adults was taken between July 18-29 with a sample of 200 likely Republican primary voters. The poll had a margin of error of +/- 4.3 percent.
Good. Rubio is the Ryan Leaf of the conservative movement.
Yeah. WTH is with Christie’s RINO charm.?
Christie’s act won’t play well in the South. Her views are to the Left of most of us. And then there’s the eating disorder which demonstrates lack of discipline and slothfulness. No thanks.
Good... I will never vote for him again...
He can’t even control Carbs, why would we trust him with the free world?
you nailed it !!
lol! I like that. :-)
Krispy Kreme, Bush the Third, Ryan and Rubio? We need another party!
It is time for the Tea Party to become a political party
And who did New Hampshire eventually go for for the 2012 nomination?
How about we start off in the state that has has gone for the republicans in the presidential elections the most in say the past 75 Years?
That would be a pretty good gauge wouldn't it?
But no, then the GOP-E couldn't stack the primary with Dems to choice their choice of Candidate.
Rubio lied and is facing the consequences.
As for Cristie, you just have to show how he endorsed Barry in the final week before the 2012 election. Even a RINO would not do that utter betrayal.
These broken primaries remind me of whack-a-mole. Which RINO will popup next?
It’s ironic you mention that as Rubio has said his real dream job is GM of the Dolphins and apparently he was once caught on the Senate floor with a briefing book that turned out to have an NFL draft guide inside it
Rubio needs to take lessons from Diana Nyad.
not surprising. I believe Romney got 39% in NH in 2008. If you add up Christie, Jeb, and Ryan, you get 39%. Basically those 3 are splitting the Romney vote. Paul is pretty much maintaining what his dad had.
The fact these people could possible favor Doughnut Boy tells you it’s time to start rotating state primaries. New Hampshire should hold its primary in June for the next several cycles.
We don’t need NH playing a disproportionate role in picking our nominee any more than we need ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC moderating presidential debates.
Rubio spoke out AGAINST involvement in Syria very forcefully.
Christie supports Global Warming conspirators, is anti-gun, is pro Muslim and pro illegal aliens.
If the idiots in the GOP nominate this fat John McCain clone I will not support or vote for him.
Dick Lugae will enter the race and gain the nomination. His turn and all..
Fat Man in a little Jacket,
Christie isn’t conservative on a single issue! I have never understood how anyone can support this sellout wanker.
Bizarro land. Other than the tough talkin’ Jersey mob thing what is to like?
Can’t stand the guy but he is better than a Jersey Democrat.
The entire GOP Primary system is a farce!
Words mean nothing to me anymore.
Action or nothing.
His actions, the only ones he’s taken that matter, are treasonous.
Marco Rubio will never get my vote again for anything.
I would not even let him cut my grass.
Who is the heck is floating Portman's name?! That's a total joke, but the more and more I think about it, I LIKE the idea. Since Portman got elected in 2010 and he's on a six year term, I wish he'd run for President in 2016. It would get him out of the Senate and I imagine the newly "evolved" RINO will stay at 1% for the rest of the campaign and be a laughing stock. He can announce Liz Cheney as his running mate.
Run, RINO, Run!!!
That guy is nothing more than a pimple. I just cant figure out whose ass its on.
Rubio is seeming more like schmucky schumer all the time.
And fatso communist is not high on my list either.
2013 and we are polling 2016 in New Hampshire as though it is relevant...at all.
Depressing poll. But NH ain't what it used to be. It's become Massachusetts north, because, guess who moved there?
OUCH!!!!!!! As soon as you posted that Rubio felt like someone kicked him in the groin and he didn’t know why.
Portman, for President? This is first mention of him that I’ve heard. He’d do very poorly, he’s far too boring to win over the Megan McCain Republicans who are pro-gay.
I hope Cruz gets in and Perry and Santorum do not.
Rubio, one of my senators.
Which is worse, Nelson or Rubio?
Both worthless publicity whores and both worthless as barnacles on a hull.
I worked to get Rubio elected, I won’t be fooled again.
Rubio is toast forever.
Puts some confusion into how being part of the GOPe affects a candidate - it ruined Rubio and it bolsters Christie.. Perhaps geographic/demographic influences also play into the equation.