Marco Rubio Takes Lead of GOP Field in Quinnipiac Poll

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Washington, DC

A new Quinnipiac University poll has Sen. Marco Rubio leading the Republican field, garnering support from 15% of registered Republicans surveyed, followed by Jeb Bush at 13% and Scott Walker at 11%.

According to a CNN report, Rubio also does best in a head-to-head match up against Democrat Hillary Clinton, trailing her by only two points.

With 14% of Republicans undecided, things are far from determined. Sen. Ted Cruz scored 9% in support, and Sen. Rand Paul came in at 8%. Mike Huckabee and Chris Christie were tied at 7%.

“This is the kind of survey that shoots adrenaline into a campaign,” said Tim Malloy, the assistant director of the poll, in a statement. “Marco Rubio gets strong enough numbers and favorability ratings to look like a legit threat to Hillary Clinton.”