Florida poll: Trump up by 20 over Rubio
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE leads rival Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenators highlight national security threats from China during rare public hearing Rubio presses DNI to investigate alleged unmasking of Tucker Carlson Senate holds sleepy Saturday session as negotiators finalize infrastructure deal MORE in the senator's home state of Florida by 20 points, according to a News 13/Bay News 9 poll released Tuesday.

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Trump takes 42 percent of the vote, with Rubio receiving 22 percent, according to the statewide poll. Texas senator Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense: Senate panel votes to scrap Iraq war authorizations | Police officer fatally stabbed outside Pentagon ID'd | Biden admin approves first Taiwan arms sale Senate panel votes to repeal Iraq war authorizations America's pandemic of COVID hypocrisy MORE receives 17 percent support. 

The results stand in contrast to a Monmouth University poll released Monday that showed Rubio cutting Trump's lead in Florida to single digits. Trump took 38 percent of the vote in that poll, with Rubio receiving 30 percent support. Rubio also led the front-runner among voters who have already cast their ballots, while Trump led among those who have not yet voted.

The News 13/Bay News 9 poll, however, is in line with several surveys taken last month that show Trump with a double-digit lead over Rubio in Florida, which has 99 delegates at stake in its primary on March 15.

According to the RealClearPolitics average of polls in the state, Trump has a 16-point lead over Rubio, 42.3 to 26.3 percent. Cruz has 14 percent, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich takes 8.8 percent of the vote.

Last Saturday, Rubio declined to say whether he'd drop out of the presidential race if he loses the Florida primary.

The News 13/Bay News 9 poll of 937 likely and actual GOP presidential primary voters, conducted from March 4 to 6, has a margin of error of 3.3 percent.