The latest Monmouth University Poll finds that [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] has surged into third place among Republican primary voters following last week’s CNBC debate.
According to the poll, Rubio’s 13 percent is third only to Donald Trump’s 26 percent and Ben Carson’s 16 percent.
Rubio has the second highest approval rating (62) among all Republican candidates. Ben Carson ranks highest with 64 percent.
Conservatives have praised Rubio’s debate performance, calling the Florida senator “somebody [Republicans] can be excited about. (VIDEO: Sen. Corey Gardner Endorses Rubio For President)
While Rubio continues to climb in the polls, fellow Floridian Jeb Bush continues to fall. According to the latest Public Policy Polling data, both former Govs. Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal have outpaced Bush in Iowa, where he is tied with Carly Fiorina at 5 percent.