Recent Florida Poll Doesn’t Look Good for State’s Favorite Sons

The Democrat-aligned Public Policy Polling group released the results of a poll of Florida voters earlier this week.  When Republican respondents were asked who they would support in the GOP primary, the results were as follows: Jeb Bush: 25% Scott Walker: 17% Marco Rubio: 15% Ben Carson: 12% Mike Huckabee: 7% Ted Cruz: 6% Chris Christie: 4% Rand Paul: 4% Rick Perry: 3% However, more interesting than the overall results was the voter response to the question: “Do you think Jeb Bush should run for President, or not?” Thirty-seven percent of those asked said that Jeb should run for President, while 52

Does a Ted Cruz Candidacy Create Problems for Bush, Rubio?

Yesterday, Alex Leary wrote a piece for the Tampa Bay Times as part of their aptly named “Jebio 2016” coverage. Their “Jebio” coverage is a Florida-centric look at the 2016 primaries in the sense that it focuses on Florida’s two favorite sons in the race, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Leary writes: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s entry into the Republican primary for president could bring headaches for two likely rivals from Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush. For Bush, Cruz will draw even more attention to Common Core, the education standards that have become a flash point

New South Carolina and Florida Polls Show Walker and Bush Neck and Neck

Gravis Marketing released two polls this week, collected February 24 and 25, one in Florida and one in South Carolina.  They both show Jeb Bush and Scott Walker neck and neck, with each collecting a bit more than 20 percent of the vote in Florida and just a bit less than 20 percent in South Carolina. Bush is a nose in front in both. In Florida, Marco Rubio (11 percent) and Mike Huckabee (10 percent) are the only ones to break double digits.  In South Carolina, Sen. Lindsey Graham is just 7 points behind Bush at 12 percent, with Ben Carson

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