Fla Insider Poll: Those who know them best say Marco Rubio can’t compete w Jeb Bush | Tampa Bay Times

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Fla Insider Poll: Those who know them best say Marco Rubio can’t compete w Jeb Bush | Tampa Bay Times

Nearly 80 percent of those surveyed for the latest Tampa Bay Times Florida Insider Poll said Rubio would be unable to raise enough money to mount a competitive campaign if Jeb Bush was also running. Only a quarter of them predict Rubio will actually run now that Bush is poised to do so.

“Jeb still has the heart and soul of grassroots Republicans in Florida. There’s no room for two or three Florida candidates. Marco knows that,” one Republican said.

The Insider Poll of political consultants, lobbyists, fundraisers, political scientists and a few recovering political reporters is an unscientific and, almost by definition, biased exercise. Why? Because any list of top Republican political talent in Florida is guaranteed to be packed with former Bush staffers and money-raisers.

“Jeb has proven he’s ready for prime time time and time again. Marco I believe will learn from one of the criticisms of Pres. Obama not having executive experience and will run for Governor,” another Republican said.

via Fla Insider Poll: Those who know them best say Marco Rubio can’t compete w Jeb Bush | Tampa Bay Times.

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