Trump up 7 in Florida: poll
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE holds a 7-percentage point lead over primary rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Trump bets base will stick with him on immigration 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 CruzSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea GOP state lawmakers meet to plan possible constitutional convention 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.