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This Week In Polls: The Fall And Decline Of The Jeb Bush Empire

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This Week In Polls: The Fall And Decline Of The Jeb Bush Empire


It’s been a fun week of polling, with numerous interesting trends: Donald Trump is now in a tight battle with Ben Carson; Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee got unceremoniously booted off the top-tier stage at the next debate — but perhaps the most fun polling development of them all has been the drastic implosion of Jeb Bush.

In the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday, Carson was ahead with 29 percent, then Trump at 23 percent, Marco Rubio 11 percent, and Ted Cruz 10 percent. Jeb Bush had only 8 percent — and it was soon about to get even worse in other polls.

In the Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday, Trump was clinging to the lead with 24 percent, edging out Carson at 23 percent, followed by Rubio at 14 percent and Cruz with 13 percent — and then poor old Jeb Bush at 4 percent.

And in the latest Fox News poll, Trump had 26 percent to Carson’s 23 percent, followed by Cruz and Rubio at 11 percent each. Jeb, meanwhile, was again at only 4 percent — tied with the likes of John Kasich and Carly Fiorina.

Now let’s turn our attention to the key early states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

In Iowa, Democratic-aligned firm Public Policy Polling showed Trump and Carson in a dead heat at 22 percent to 21 percent, respectively, followed by Cruz at 14 percent and Rubio with 10 percent — then 6 percent each for Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal — and finally 5 percent for Jeb, as well as for Fiorina.

The CNN poll of Iowa released on Friday similarly has Trump and Carson at 25 percent and 23 percent, then Rubio 13 percent, Cruz 11 percent, and Jeb 5 percent.

As for New Hampshire, the Monmouth University poll released earlier this week had Trump at 26 percent, Carson 16 percent, Rubio 13 percent, John Kasich 11 percent, Cruz 9 percent, and then Jeb with 7 percent

And the poll by WBUR (the NPR station in Boston) gave Trump the lead in New Hampshire at 18 percent, then Carson 16 percent, Rubio 11 percent, Kasich 10 percent, Chris Christie 8 percent, and Jeb at 7 percent.

It’s stunning to think about: Who would’ve ever thought that there just wasn’t a popular groundswell to elect the brother of the worst president in the last 100 years?

Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush speaks to students at the The Founders Academy Public Charter School in Manchester, New Hampshire, November 4, 2015. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl



  1. 1standlastword November 6, 2015

    “It’s stunning to think about: Who would’ve ever thought that there just wasn’t a popular groundswell to elect the brother of the worst president in the last 100 years?”
    Who would’ve thought….?? Jeb Bush!!

    1. Independent1 November 7, 2015

      It’s seems clear that Jeb just refuses to realize how terrible of a president his brother was; and that he simply couldn’t hide from being related to the debacle that millions of Americans still remember so well.

      1. idamag November 7, 2015

        Because he cannot see what a terrible president, his brother was, is the reason not to elect another double-digit I.Q. bush to the White House.

        1. 1standlastword November 7, 2015

          For the genetically doltish Bushes blood is truly thicker than brains!!

          1. I of John November 9, 2015

            Now that was a good one!

  2. bcarreiro November 6, 2015

    His brother can’t return the favor but can buy u a watch.

  3. Otto Greif November 6, 2015

    He’s completely out of touch.

  4. Nikato Muirhead November 7, 2015

    So glad to see bush’s campaign is dying. Cant wait to cast my vote for Ben Carson

    1. The lucky one November 7, 2015

      You better do it in the primaries because he has no chance of getting the nomination.

    2. Independent1 November 7, 2015

      So you’d vote for a candidate that has hardly uttered one cohesive/honest comment since he’s been campaigning?? Are you really living that much in fantasy land?? And you’re willing to let someone who lives in his own fantasy land run our country?? Wow!! How delusional can you get???j

  5. a_hick_in_hixville November 7, 2015

    Hell hath no fury like a Bush scorned (and “robbed” of his “rightful” entitlement). And right now, Marco Rubio is in the path of JEB!’s eye wall.

  6. yabbed November 7, 2015

    Trump may well be the Republican nominee. He is the most likely to hold his numbers. Carson is the pizza guy of this election cycle. Jeb Bush has to be out of touch with reality if he thinks anyone in their right mind would put another doofus Bush in the Oval Office.

    1. Böcker November 7, 2015

      Neither Trump nor Carson will be around in the next 90 days, neither want to spent the money for ground crews needed for primaries.

      1. Bill November 7, 2015

        Heard that before!

    2. The lucky one November 7, 2015

      If I was betting I’d say Rubio will be the candidate.

      1. I of John November 9, 2015

        Smart money is on Rubio. Lets see Cruz fight it out with him!

      2. Grover Syck November 9, 2015

        From an article I read a couple of days ago, Rubio may have some major problems. Namely, using the GOP credit card for personal expenses.

        We shal see.

        1. idamag November 11, 2015

          Dishonesty among t party Republicans will be overlooked.

    3. Bill November 7, 2015

      The GOP loves Bush and denies all his Sins.

  7. Polana November 7, 2015

    His brother the Moron II took up painting (he should have done it from the beginning), so Jebbie should take up carving or golfing. More suited for that than Governing. I will never understand how he become Florida Governor with single digit IQ (must be the old retired half senile folks voted him in each term). He should give up – in reality ALL of them should just drop out of the race. Pick Sarah Palin – gun, glory and no guts and stupid. She knows how to make money on failure.

    1. I of John November 9, 2015

      JEB was touted as the smart brother!

      1. Grover Syck November 9, 2015

        That is like saying .0000001 inches is greater than .00000001inches.
        Not by much, and neither are very much.

        1. I of John November 10, 2015

          Well, the magnitude is about right.

  8. latebloomingrandma November 7, 2015

    He should have listened to Mom. She spoke the truth that we’ve had enough Bushes. I think she was trying to spare him the embarrassment and heartache.

    1. Grover Syck November 9, 2015

      The “embarrassment” is wonderful.

      Just do not make him the nominee.

  9. charleo1 November 8, 2015

    Even the brain dead Right knows better than another Bush. WOW! How humiliating is that? “Politics ain’t beanbags!” Mitt Romney. Please proceed.

  10. Grover Syck November 9, 2015

    As far as I am concerned, the whole Bush clan can fall into a hole so deep they will never be seen again.

    Good riddance to extremely bad rubbish.

  11. Gendarme November 10, 2015

    Even to the brain-dead Republitard base, the Bush name is a liability. There may be hope for them yet. (Just kidding)


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