Run for the Senate, not president, Florida voters are emphatically telling Sen. Marco Rubio.
Rubio, up for re-election to his Senate seat in 2016, is seriously considering a presidential bid. A new Mason-Dixon Polling & Research survey found 57 percent thought the first-term Republican should seek another term, while 15 percent said he should run for the White House.
Sixty-eight percent of Republicans said Rubio should go for the Senate, while 19 percent said go for the presidency.
That desire to see him stay where he is cut across all gender, age and racial lines. The highest level of support for a White House bid came from Hispanics. Thirty percent agreed Rubio should run for president, though 56 percent preferred another Senate race.
Florida residents were somewhat more enthusiastic about the former governor, Jeb Bush, running for president. Forty-three percent said he should not seek the White House, while 42 percent said he should.
One encouraging note: By a 59 to 31 percent margin, Republicans want Bush to run for president. Bush has been actively exploring a race.