Poll: Florida voters don’t approve of Rubio on immigration; Clinton leads him in 2016

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Jun 19, 2013 Comments Off on Poll: Florida voters don’t approve of Rubio on immigration; Clinton leads him in 2016 Wes Hodge

Florida voters aren’t all-on-board with Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s handling of the congressional immigration debate or his vote against beefing up background checks on gun purchases.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found Florida voters disagreed with Rubio over his push to deal with the flow of illegal immigration into the country as well as his vote against requiring background checks on gun purchases.

Still, the first-term Florida Republican’s job approval remained steady, at 51 percent approval with 35 percent of registered voters surveyed disapproving of his job performance. That’s a slight improvement from March, when the school’s survey found Rubio’s approval at 48 percent with 33 percent disapproval.

The survey administered June 11-16 found that voters disapprove 41 percent to 33 percent of the way Rubio is handling the immigration issue.

That said, 58 percent of voters in the poll said illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the U.S. with a path to citizenship, while 12 percent said they should be allowed to stay with no path to citizenship, and 24 percent said say they should be deported.

Click here for the story in the Orlando Sentinel 

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