Marco Rubio might've been the Republicans' best hope in the general election. He had high favorability ratings and regularly won in matchup polls against Hillary Clinton. He also did the best among Hispanic voters of the current GOP field.
To be fair, general electorate polls aren't always reliable this far from the election.
But now with Rubio out of the race, John Kasich is, at least according to the polls, the best bet for Republicans in the general election.
In matchups against Clinton, Kasich wins by even more than Rubio did. And Kasich actually has a net positive favorable rating, unlike Ted Cruz, who is at negative 21, and Donald Trump, who is at negative 33.
But this isn't the general election, and Republican primary voters clearly didn't like Rubio or, so far, Kasich, as much as they like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
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