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Published On: Fri, Apr 24th, 2015

New Poll: Marco Rubio ahead of Jeb Bush, still trails Hillary Clinton

Sen. Marco Rubio leads all Republican presidential hopefuls in a new poll released Thursday morning, capturing some momentum in the weeks after he became the third major Republican to announce his presidential campaign.

Florida senator Marco Rubio earned the support from 15% of the registered Republicans polled by Quinnipiac University in a new poll, giving him a slight edge over Florida’s former governor Jeb Bush, who won 13% of the vote in the poll. Rubio performed better than the other GOP candidates against the Democrat Hillary Clinton, trailing her by 2%.

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“This is the kind of survey that shoots adrenaline into a campaign,” said Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the poll, in a statement. “Marco Rubio gets strong enough numbers and favorability ratings to look like a legit threat to Hillary Clinton.”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker earned third place in the new Quinnipiac poll, with 11% of respondents saying they would vote for him. A significant number of Republican primary voters — 14% — said they didn’t know who they planned to support.

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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz earned 9% of the vote in the poll, and his Senate colleague from Kentucky, Rand Paul, won 8%. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tied with 7% support — the rest of the field earned 3% or less.

The margin of error for Republicans in the survey is 4.1 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac trends closely with a CNN/ORC poll published this week with Bush beating Rubio by 5 percentage points in that survey.

CNN gave the other results as “17% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents back Bush for the GOP nomination, while 12% support Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Paul and Rubio stand at 11% each, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 9% and Cruz at 7%. Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, both of whom placed second in CNN/ORC polls as recently as last fall, are now well behind the leader at 4% each.”

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