Rubio Holds Slim Two-Point Lead Over Challenger In Latest Florida Senate Poll

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Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) edges two points behind Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in the latest Quinnipiac poll of the U.S. Senate race in Florida.

The incumbent Republican senator leads by just two points, 49-47, among likely Florida voters.

This latest poll indicates Murphy is moving closer to Rubio since Quinnipiac last polled Florida in September. The previous poll showed Rubio +4, while the latest from Quinnipiac shows Rubio +2.

In mid-September, Rubio led by as much as nine points, according to a Suffolk University poll of the Sunshine state.

The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted via live telephone interview from Oct. 10-16 among 660 likely Florida voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8 percent.

TPM’s PollTracker Average for the U.S. Senate race in Florida shows Rubio leading Murphy, 47.6 to 43.3.