Following his strong performance at the third GOP debate and a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that shows him growing in popularity among GOP primary voters, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio went "On The Record."

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Rubio told Greta Van Susteren that President Obama, Congress and Washington, D.C., in general, display a "lack of urgency."

"One of the things we need from our next president is a sense of urgency about the issues that we face," Rubio said. "We don't have ten years to fix the debt. We don't have ten years to deal with our national security issues."

Could you work with Democrats? Greta asked.

Rubio said that he has in the past, pointing to several of his bipartisan education reforms.

"I have no problem working with people on the other side of the aisle. What I'm not going to do is compromise my principles," Rubio said. "There are issues where we fundamentally disagree with the Democrats, on the role of government in society and in our country. And on those issues, we're going to have to have an election."

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