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Jeb Bush is already toast in Iowa: Poll

There's a new front runner in Iowa -- and it's not the expected favorite


Salon Staff
February 1, 2015 7:10PM (UTC)

Jeb Bush has some work to do in Iowa.

The former Florida governor, and the 2016 favorite of the GOP's establishment and Wall Street class, is struggling in a new poll, with favorability and unfavorability numbers roughly even.

There's also a surprising front-runner on the move. That's Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, riding a wave of energy off a well-received speech last weekend at a "freedom" conference sponsored by Rep. Steve King.

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And there's bad news for Chris Christie below, who has the highest negatives of any Republican in the poll.

Here are the results of the latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll:

Scott Walker: 15 percent
Rand Paul: 14 percent
Mitt Romney: 13 percent
Mike Huckabee: 10 percent
Ben Carson: 9 percent
Jeb Bush: 8 percent
Ted Cruz: 5 percent
Rick Santorum: 4 percent
Chris Christie: 4 percent
Marco Rubio: 3 percent
Rick Perry: 3 percent
Bobby Jindal: 2 percent
Carly Fiorina: 1 percent
John Kasich: 1 percent:
Donald Trump: 1 percent

The poll was taken before Romney decided not to be a candidate in 2016. But when Romney's supporters were allocated to their second choice, it did not give Bush a bounce. Walker, Paul, Huckabee and Carson remained the top four, while Jeb moved up from 8 percent to 9 percent.


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