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Rubio Rising as a Goldilocks Candidate in Iowa



    Rubio Rising as a Goldilocks Candidate in Iowa
    Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich stand for a group photo befpre a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa.

    For Jay Schnider, Donald Trump is "too brash," while Dr. Ben Carson is "too timid." Maybe Sen. Ted Cruz? "He makes me a little nervous," the gas and oil worker who lives in Council Bluffs said, NBC News reported.

    Enter the goldilocks candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio.

    In the wake of a strong debate performance by the Florida senator and as other candidates falter, Rubio is gaining steam as many Iowans say he feels just right - the "Goldilocks" candidate who is not too hot, not too cold.

    In the final Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll before the Iowa caucuses, Rubio gained 3 points, moving into a comfortable lead above Carson, while Trump overtook Cruz, who dropped down slightly, though his likeability and respectability rating was strong.