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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

The new Quinnipiac poll has some good news for Marco Rubio.

After 18 months on job, he has his highest job approval ratings ever. As Christian Heinze notes, “His job approval rating is 54%/27% for +27%, and he scores big with nearly every demographic, including indies (+27%), men (+33%), women (+20%), and Hispanics (+26%).”

This is no small thing, especially considering the stances he has taken and the (often unfair) scrutiny he has endured. Rubio hasn’t shied from taking bold stances, or tackling controversial issues. He certainly hasn’t ducked the press. As such, his increasing popularity seems to highlight his likeability, rhetorical gifts, and political resilience. (This kid doesn’t have a glass jaw; he can take a punch.)

It’s also worth noting that Rubio is more popular in Florida than Obama, Biden or Mitt Romney.

It goes without saying that when it comes to selecting a running mate, Romney should give Rubio serious consideration.