MIAMI – In Florida’s three-way U.S. Senate race, poll numbers aren’t all that is going Marco Rubio’s way. The Republican nominee also has the most “friends.”

On his Facebook page, Rubio’s 128,800 followers far surpass those of his rivals. Television ads for Rubio urge viewers to sign onto his Facebook page, and aides see a connection between the candidate’s standing in the polls and the campaign’s use of social media.

More friends can mean more money for candidates, as most Facebook pages encourage fans to donate to campaigns. Rubio’s Facebook site gives out signs and stickers to fans who recruit additional donors online.