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What Does Surprise Winner in Bloomberg News Poll Portend for 2020?

The winner of the latest Bloomberg News poll
The winner of the latest Bloomberg News poll

The results of a new Bloomberg News poll in Florida show the winner is…Michelle Obama!

The First Lady’s net favorability score — 57 — was higher than the other ten people in the poll, all of whom are, were, or want to be, elected officials.

Here are the actual numbers, from lowest net favorables to highest:

Patrick Murphy, candidate for the Florida U.S. Senate seat currently held by Marco Rubio — 38
Tim Kaine, Democratic VP nomineeand Virginia senator — 39
Hillary Clinton — 44
Donald Trump — 46
Rick Scott, Florida governor — 47
Bill Clinton, former president — 47
Marco Rubio, Florida senator — 50
Mike Pence, Republican VP nominee and Indiana governor — 51
Barack Obama, president — 51
Joe Biden, vice president — 54

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Rubio Says Women Don’t Need the ERA

Good news, ladies! You might not have noticed it, but your rights in America are totally equal. Your protections are the same as men. Discrimination based on gender is over. Feels good, huh?

Apparently that’s what Sen. Marco Rubio thinks. When he was asked at a rally before he quit his race for president earlier this year if he would support the Equal Rights Amendment, Rubio guffawed. “That old thing?” he seemed to say in a newly released video. “That’s so 1979!”

In fact, efforts continue to this day to enshrine equal protection of rights for women in the United States Constitution.

Now Rubio is back in Florida, running for the U.S. Senate seat he virtually abandoned because he was so convinced America would elect him their president in November. Yet even as he campaigns, he won’t commit to serving the full term, lest he again decide America wants him more than Florida does. How Rubio has any support in his state, and any votes among those of us paying pink taxes is a mystery.

Enumerati

Rubio Challenges Murphy to Six Debates

6

Number of live televised debates, including one on Spanish-language TV, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) challenged Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) to on Wednesday morning, Politico reports. “In challenging his rival, Rubio is cutting against the conventional wisdom for winning campaigns, which usually seek to minimize on-stage debates with trailing rivals. Rubio has led Murphy in the last nine polls taken since July 1.”

Poetic Justice

Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Li’l Marco ran for Senate when he said he wouldn’t,
And he could win, though we think he shouldn’t.
Could he promise to serve
A full six-year term?
His constituents asked, and he said no, he couldn’t.

Enumerati

Rubio’s $80 Million Senate Seat

$80 million

The amount the campaigns expect to spend in the race for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) seat. Both frontrunners, Rubio and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) have stopped advertising in Aug. 30 primary races, saving their money for the big one. The spend will likely be evenly divided, with both Rubio and Murphy coughing up $40 million.

Enumerati

Li’l Marco Raising Big Bucks

$3.25 million

Amount Marco Rubio’s campaign reports raising since July 1, giving him $5.5m overall since joining the race for U.S. Senate in Fla. 7 weeks ago, according to Tampa Bay Times. Rubio’s campaign says it has $4.6m in cash as of Aug. 10.

Enumerati

Trump Is Hurting Rubio’s Prospects

48% to 45%

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has a three-point lead over Rep. Patrick Murphy in the U.S. Senate race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Last month Rubio led by 13 points.

Verbatim

Rubio Predicts Another Clinton Scandal Will Emerge

It’s only a matter of time before the next shoe drops and the nexus of corruption and controversy that has surrounded Hillary Clinton throughout her time in public office produces yet another scandal for the American people to endure.

— Sen. Marco Rubio, in a Facebook post.

Enumerati

Florida Pols Give Rubio the Edge Against Grayson

96%

Of more than 150 experienced Florida politicos asked to assess Rubio’s re-election prospects in the Florida Insider Poll predicted Rubio would win if the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee is Alan Grayson, according to Tampa Bay Times. “But if Democrats nominate Patrick Murphy, only 55 percent think Rubio will win a second term.”

Enumerati

More Rubio Delegates Become Free Agents

171

The number of delegates Marco Rubio won before dropping out of the race. Of those, the 17 he took home in Minnesota, the 12 in Oklahoma and the two he picked up in New Hampshire are now free agents, reports National Review. “In Minnesota and Oklahoma, Rubio’s delegates are obligated only to cast a ballot for him if he is formally nominated, while in New Hampshire they’re entirely unbound.”