Reuters: Rubio’s Poll Numbers Show Campaign has Failed to Launch

As Sen. Marco Rubio prepares for a major address on economic policy, Reuters reports he’s struggling in the polls.

“Rubio, a senator from Florida, has spent much of the last several weeks either bogged down in a U.S. Senate preoccupied with a Pacific Rim trade deal or out of the public eye raising money.

Rubio, 44, has long been viewed by campaign analysts as one candidate in the ever-growing field of 14 who could break out from the pack.

As yet, however, there is little sign of that. State polls in early primary states, save for his home state of Florida, have typically shown Rubio struggling to crack double-digits. A Reuters Ipsos poll showed Rubio drawing support from 9.6 percent of likely Republican primary voters nationally – behind former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the nominal front-runner, and reality show star Donald Trump.”

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