Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads the pack in Iowa, but his support has dropped from 25 percent in a February poll to 18 percent in July among likely Republican Caucus participants.
With so many candidates in the race, 18 percent might be enough to win Iowa’s caucuses, scheduled now to take place February 1, but the latest Quinnipiac survey shows how fluid the race is at this point: For one thing, as the field grows, Walker’s share is declining. Six other candidates are battling for second place, including businessman Donald Trump and neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 10%, Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rand Paul (KY).
A new CNN poll of the 2016 presidential race has ex- Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) “rising nationally”, the news station reported Wednesday.
Ex- Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008, has the backing of 5 percent.
While Walker maintains a lead over the growing field, it is shrinking from earlier polls.
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Ex- Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee, a Democrat, and Republican US Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are also expected to appear in New Hampshire over the holiday weekend. And it’s coming at the expense of Scott Walker, who hasn’t formally announced his candidacy yet, and hasn’t done much of anything except tell whoppers about how he’s ruined Wisconsin.
Bush fared particularly well with self-described moderate Republicans but poorly with “very conservative” voters, who tended to favor Walker.
Walker’s dip at the top actually comes as he’s become better-known – and better-liked.
Bush’s federal tax rate also puts him in the top 1 percent of taxpayers, who paid an average of 30.2 percent between 1981 and 2011, according to figures from the Congressional Budget Office. “But many of them are still afraid to say it out loud”, Brad Friedman from radio Sputnik’s BradCast said while discussing the progress of the U.S. pre-election campaign. Despite these numbers, Trump has a firm position on the “no way” list, with 28 percent of likely voters saying they would definitely not support Trump. That message, along with promises to restrict Chinese imports and other protectionist measures, could resonate particularly well with some white, blue-collar male voters, raging over the slow economic recovery and suspicious of elite opinion in Washington. Trump would seem like the only candidate more culturally estranged from Iowa than Bush, but his hiring of Chuck Laudner, the operative who managed Rick Santorum’s unlikely caucus victory there, indicates he’s not writing it off.
Hillary Clinton’s husband, Bill Clinton, was a USA president; and Jeb Bush’s father and brother George Bush were presidents – both families might have to face off next year at the USA presidential election polls. In Democratic polls Sanders has support around 35 percent.