Scott Walker Catches Jeb Bush in Florida in 2016 Poll

Florida 2016: Jeb Bush 23%, Scott Walker 22%

Marco Rubio pulls in 11% in his home state of Florida according to this poll from Gravis Marketing.

Again the question: What's Rubio's path to victory? If he's in 5th place in Iowa, 7th place in NH and way back in his home state of Florida, how does he get there? The answer is, he doesn't and everybody knows it. And he sure as heck shouldn't give up his U.S. Senate seat for a failed run for the presidency. He CANNOT run for both, you can't be on the ballot for 2 different offices according to Florida State law.

A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is running in a dead heat with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in the Sunshine State as the 2016 presidential race looms.

Gravis Marketing released its poll of Florida Republicans this week, which finds Bush ahead with 23 percent but Walker right on his heels with 22 percent. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., places third with 11 percent followed by former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark., with 10 percent. Huckabee moved to Florida after his 2008 presidential bid.

Dr. Ben Carson, who also moved to Florida recently, placed fifth with 8 percent. Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., takes 6 percent followed by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Two Texas Republicans lag behind: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz takes 2 percent while former Gov. Rick Perry pulls 1 percent. An eighth of those surveyed -- 12 percent -- remain undecided.

Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Insights, said he expected the contest to come down to Bush and Walker.