Jeb Bush Maintains Florida Lead, Marco Rubio Surges
Bush was at 30 percent in the Saint Leo University survey, virtually unchanged from March. But Rubio had support of 24 percent of Florida Republicans — up from 16 percent in March. Rubio has received a burst of mostly favorable media attention since the previous poll, starting with his April 13 announcement that he would seek the 2016 Republican nomination.
As former Gov. Jeb Bush prepares to formally announce next week what everyone already knows - that he's running for president - a poll out Thursday shows he's maintaining his front-runner status among Florida Republicans. But U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is catching up.