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Marco Rubio Sinking in New Hampshire 2016 Poll
Sunshine State News ^ | 9/7/13 | Kevin Derby

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 party’s 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 – Rubio’s has dropped 18 percentage points since April and Christie’s 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.


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Rino Christie leads, yech!
1 posted on 09/07/2013 5:21:58 PM PDT by grumpygresh
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To: grumpygresh

Good. Rubio is the Ryan Leaf of the conservative movement.


2 posted on 09/07/2013 5:22:51 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: grumpygresh

Yeah. WTH is with Christie’s RINO charm.?


3 posted on 09/07/2013 5:25:07 PM PDT by Vaquero ( Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: grumpygresh

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.


4 posted on 09/07/2013 5:28:14 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: Dysart

Good... I will never vote for him again...


5 posted on 09/07/2013 5:30:01 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Dysart

He can’t even control Carbs, why would we trust him with the free world?


6 posted on 09/07/2013 5:30:13 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Ryan Leaf of the conservative movement.

you nailed it !!

7 posted on 09/07/2013 5:33:26 PM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Good. Rubio is the Ryan Leaf of the conservative movement.

lol! I like that. :-)

8 posted on 09/07/2013 5:34:12 PM PDT by South40
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To: grumpygresh

Marco who?


9 posted on 09/07/2013 5:35:37 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: grumpygresh

Krispy Kreme, Bush the Third, Ryan and Rubio? We need another party!

It is time for the Tea Party to become a political party
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3063229/posts


10 posted on 09/07/2013 5:40:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: grumpygresh

And who did New Hampshire eventually go for for the 2012 nomination?


11 posted on 09/07/2013 5:44:03 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: grumpygresh
New Hampshire=Blue State!

Iowa Ditto

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.

12 posted on 09/07/2013 5:46:26 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: grumpygresh

Rubio lied and is facing the consequences.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 5:50:36 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: grumpygresh
Marco has come off as a two faced phony. He thought he could push that amnesty thing through, then come back to us and rejoin where he left off. Everything he says that is even remotely conservative, appears to be fake and pandering. Moreover Cruz, and Lee have provided a sharp contrast to the "cross the aisle and surrender" progressive / spineless republican crowd. Cruz and Lee do this by actually walking the walk in Washington, not just making tough speeches for the home crowd.

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.

14 posted on 09/07/2013 5:55:50 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: grumpygresh

These broken primaries remind me of whack-a-mole. Which RINO will popup next?


15 posted on 09/07/2013 6:00:08 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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


16 posted on 09/07/2013 6:02:16 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: grumpygresh

Rubio needs to take lessons from Diana Nyad.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 6:02:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 6:04:49 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: grumpygresh

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.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 6:05:58 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: grumpygresh

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.


20 posted on 09/07/2013 6:27:39 PM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: grumpygresh

Dick Lugae will enter the race and gain the nomination. His turn and all..


21 posted on 09/07/2013 6:32:24 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: ScottinVA

Lugar


22 posted on 09/07/2013 6:35:51 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: grumpygresh

Marco..who??


23 posted on 09/07/2013 6:42:22 PM PDT by antonico
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To: grumpygresh
Watch Scott Walker start to gain.

(I'm hoping.)

24 posted on 09/07/2013 6:47:34 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Vaquero

Fat Man in a little Jacket,
a$$hat.


25 posted on 09/07/2013 6:59:13 PM PDT by Big Red Badger ("don't hurt me , G 'man!")
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To: ZULU

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?


26 posted on 09/07/2013 7:00:43 PM PDT by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: Sheapdog

Can’t stand the guy but he is better than a Jersey Democrat.


27 posted on 09/07/2013 7:06:52 PM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Lord of Misrule)
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To: grumpygresh

The entire GOP Primary system is a farce!


28 posted on 09/07/2013 7:15:05 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: ZULU

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.


29 posted on 09/07/2013 7:26:46 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; Impy
>> Sen. Rob Portman -- all take less than 1 percent. <<

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!!!


30 posted on 09/07/2013 7:46:45 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: BillyBoy

That guy is nothing more than a pimple. I just cant figure out whose ass its on.


31 posted on 09/07/2013 8:11:04 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: grumpygresh

Rubio is seeming more like schmucky schumer all the time.


32 posted on 09/07/2013 8:19:24 PM PDT by MtnClimber (0-Bomb-a-Nation. Resist we much!)
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To: MtnClimber

And fatso communist is not high on my list either.


33 posted on 09/07/2013 8:21:39 PM PDT by MtnClimber (0-Bomb-a-Nation. Resist we much!)
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To: grumpygresh

2013 and we are polling 2016 in New Hampshire as though it is relevant...at all.


34 posted on 09/07/2013 8:47:22 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: grumpygresh
Rino Christie leads, yech!

Depressing poll. But NH ain't what it used to be. It's become Massachusetts north, because, guess who moved there?

35 posted on 09/07/2013 9:00:56 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

OUCH!!!!!!! As soon as you posted that Rubio felt like someone kicked him in the groin and he didn’t know why.


36 posted on 09/07/2013 11:00:29 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

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.


37 posted on 09/07/2013 11:03:49 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: grumpygresh

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.


38 posted on 09/08/2013 3:11:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: grumpygresh

Rubio is toast forever.


39 posted on 09/08/2013 3:33:37 AM PDT by AdaGray (Primary Them All)
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To: grumpygresh
Rino Christie leads, yech!

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.

40 posted on 09/08/2013 4:24:35 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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