Trump up 7 in Florida: poll
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE holds a 7-percentage point lead over primary rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioColbert: Students taking action on gun violence 'give me hope' Lawmakers feel pressure on guns Florida lawmaker's aide fired after claiming shooting survivors were 'actors' MORE in the Florida senator’s home state, according to a new Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) poll released Thursday.

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The poll finds Trump with 34 percent support in the Sunshine State, followed by Rubio, with 27 percent support, and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day HHS official put on leave amid probe into social media posts Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week MORE, with 17 percent support.

Ben Carson and ,John Kasich tie for fourth, with 5 percent support.

The poll comes after a Quinnipiac University poll released earlier in the day showed Trump with a 16-point lead over Rubio in Florida. 

The Rubio campaign questioned the accuracy of the poll as one of his aides guaranteed a win at the March 15 primary.

“We are going to win Florida. Period. Take it to the bank,” Todd Harris tweeted Thursday.

The AIF survey also finds Rubio is the most well-liked candidate among Floridians, with 67 percent of respondents saying they see their senator favorably.

Fifty-two percent of respondents said they have a favorable impression of Trump, while 51 percent view Cruz positively.

The poll surveyed 600 likely Republican primary voters from Feb. 22 to 23 and has a margin of error of 4 percent.