The two most popular politicians among Florida voters are New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a new poll by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.
Clinton, a Democrat, is viewed favorably by 59 percent of Florida likely voters and unfavorably by 37 percent, for a net favorability rating of +22. Christie, a Republican, has a favorability rating of 55/29, for a net favorability rating of +26. This compares to Vice President Joe Biden’s favorability rating of 50/44 (+6) and that of former Republican vice presidential nominee and current U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin (39/40 (-1).
“While Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite among Floridian Democrats, the picture for Republicans is much less clear,” said Frank Orlando, instructor of political science at Saint Leo University. “This poll contains good news for Chris Christie, whose support among Republicans in the Sunshine state is almost as high as native sons Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, and higher than any other national Republicans, including Paul Ryan.”
The Florida voter survey of 400 adults was conducted December 1-8 and has a margin of error of 5 percent.
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