Donald Trump trounced Marco Rubio in new Florida polls out Wednesday, with Trump receiving twice the support of Rubio in the senator’s own state.
In the new Quinnipiac poll, 45% of likely Republican primary voters sided with Trump while 22% of Rubio’s own constituents who were surveyed supported him. In a Fox News poll, Trump led Rubio 43% to 20%. And it was a similar story in the CNN poll, with Trump at 40% and Rubio at 24%.
Analysts have called Florida’s winner-take-all primary on March 15 a “last stand” for Rubio’s flagging campaign, which has faced attack ads in the state by both Trump and a super PAC backing Ted Cruz.
Seemingly undaunted, Rubio has promised he’ll win his home state, along with its 99 delegates.