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Post water-swigging Pew poll: Marco Rubio upside down

From a Pew Research poll that also surveyed opinions about Chuck Hagel (nominated to be defense secretary) and Secretary of State John Kerry:

The survey also finds that the public expresses mixed views of Marco Rubio, following his response to Obama’s State of the Union address. Overall, 26% view Rubio favorably, 29% unfavorably, and 46% cannot offer a rating.

Rubio has a strong image among Republicans and receives particularly high ratings among those who agree with the Tea Party.

Among all Republicans (and Republican leaners) who agree with the Tea Party, fully 70% view Rubio favorably compared with just 7% who view him unfavorably. Among Republicans and leaners who do not agree with the Tea Party, 31% view Rubio favorably and 25% view him unfavorably.

Although it's dangerous to mix-and-match polls, what's interesting here is that Rubio's numbers are rather different from a (pre-SOTUr) survey earlier this month by Quinnipiac University, which found Rubio more popular (27%) than unpopular (15%). Was it the water-swigging by Rubio? The substance of his speech? Or are the polls too different to divine any meaning?

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Johnathon

Or was it the constant badgering by the left wing media. MSNBC replayed the water drink 155 times in one day alone!

Dan

"Post water-sipping"

What was the poll pre-water sipping?

The majority of US voters didn't know anything about him before it or after it. The 29% you might as well say are far left democrats that will never vote for him. So if only 29% view Rubio unfavorably, does this mean if we are a divided nation, 21% of all democrats have no opinion/not turned off by his views or image? That would put him in the White House.

This article is as stupid as the water "incident". The liberal media will do anything to destroy a minority conservative. Rubio 2016!

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