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Hillary Clinton Beating Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush in Florida Poll

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the heavy favorite for the Democratic presidential nomination, starts off the 2016 election cycle with the lead in the key swing state of Florida over two Republicans from the Sunshine State.

A poll released by Gravis Marketing on Friday shows Clinton cruising over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in a potential 2016 match-up. Clinton takes 44 percent of voters in that scenario while Rubio lags behind with 35 percent. More than a fifth of voters -- 21 percent -- remain undecided.

But Clintons lead is cut dramatically when former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla., is inserted as the Republican nominee. Clinton takes 39 percent in that scenario with Bush right on her heels with 37 percent. The percentage of undecided voters in that case rises to 24 percent.

The poll of 859 registered voters was taken from Aug. 14-24 and had a margin of error of +/- 4 percent. Of those voters, 73 percent of them identified themselves as very likely to vote while 17 percent said they were likely to vote and 10 percent were somewhat likely to vote. Most of the sample -- 80 percent -- was collected via phone but the remainder came from Internet panels.

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