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Jacksonville University Poll: Trump Leads Among Likely Florida GOP Voters

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Donald Trump remains the front runner among Republican presidential candidates in Florida. Jacksonville University released its poll of likely GOP voters Thursday.

JU’s poll show’s a major shakeup in Florida, with five Republican candidates pulling double-digit support.

Trump leads with 24.4 percent. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has 16.9 percent, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has 15.6 percent, neurosurgeon Ben Carson has 15 percent and Florida Senator Marco Rubio rounds out the top five with 14.9 percent.

Though Trump leads the pack, the poll also shows he has the highest unfavorability rating of all the candidates: 40.3 percent.

Pollsters asked respondents their opinions of the GOP candidates in personal phone interviews, targeting Republican voters most likely to vote in the Florida primary. It was conducted over six days this month.