The Republican race has received more attention in pre-election coverage than most races in the past few decades. People have been watching each Republican debate with keen interest, even those that aren’t Republican. This is due to a variety of reason. Mainly because of the high quality sound bites of practically everything front runner, Donald Trump says. Even if you aren’t a fan of his, you might enjoy his optimistic entertaining candor in any case.
If he isn’t quite the candidate for you than you should take a closer look at Marco Rubio, because he’s closer than you think to Trump in the polls. A composite of ten different popular political polls show that at least Rubio is in the top four candidates with about half of the support that Trump receives. That may be the case since Trump is just better known than Rubio among the voting public.
Do the polls even matter at this point? There is still a little bit of time to go before the primaries start in February 2016. It’s feasible to think that the outrageousness of Trump might get a little old the closer we get to the real election. Or he might say something completely inflammatory, and turn off many conservative voters. Plus, in a poll just released last week, Rubio was in second at 17% behind Trump’s 27%. Ten points isn’t that much when you think about it. Rubio’s numbers have been steadily climbing since September, where Trump’s seem to be going down. Or at the very least Trump’s numbers are staying steady.
The more you hear what Mario Rubio stands for the more you’ll like him. He’s much more than just a Florida senator with a plan to better our nation. His record since being in the senate since 2011 has shown that overall his popularity with people is growing. Previously he was the Speaker of The House in the Florida House of Representatives. His career goes back to 2000 when he was elected to the house.
He has a law degree from the University of Miami, with strong ties to his Cuban American family. Born in Florida in 1971 he’s one of four children to hard working immigrant parents, so it might seem like he would be soft on immigration laws, but that’s not the case.
He worked tirelessly on the Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013. As a Roman Catholic this all American boy played football growing up into college, and he believes solidly in pro-life advocacy. He says that his uncle was the first one who introduced him to the world of politics by reading him national newspaper stories when he was young.
Why does he want to be President of the United States? In his now famous speech describing his desire to run, he says that the party needs some new vibrancy in order to make the changes the country truly needs. It’s possible that this go getter is just what the Republican Party is looking for that isn’t all talk and flash. He lives a quiet life with his wife of 17 years who was his childhood sweetheart, and their four beautiful children. In his very little spare time he even manages to coach his son’s football team, and is a huge Miami Dolphins football fan.
Comparing him to Trump is like trying to decide between apples and oranges. They are two very different candidates. If Rubio continues to give good solid performances in the debates than the gap between them in the polls with certainly lesson.