Trump up 7 in Florida: poll
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRosenstein expected to leave DOJ next month: reports Allies wary of Shanahan's assurances with looming presence of Trump States file lawsuit seeking to block Trump's national emergency declaration MORE holds a 7-percentage point lead over primary rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioRubio in Colombia to push for delivery of humanitarian aid to Venezuela On unilateral executive action, Mitch McConnell was right — in 2014 On The Money: Trump declares emergency at border | Braces for legal fight | Move divides GOP | Trump signs border deal to avoid shutdown | Winners, losers from spending fight | US, China trade talks to resume next week 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 CruzEl Chapo's lawyer fires back at Cruz: 'Ludicrous' to suggest drug lord will pay for wall Democrats have a chance of beating Trump with Julian Castro on the 2020 ticket Poll shows competitive matchup if O’Rourke ran for Senate again 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.