New N.H. Poll Shows Many are Still Undecided

Frank, Bush and Walker are leading in the latest New Hampshire poll, released yesterday by Suffolk University. The results were as follows (rounding them off): Undecided: 24% Jeb Bush: 19% Scott Walker: 14% Rand Paul: 7% Donald Trump: 6% Ted Cruz: 5% Chris Christie: 5% Marco Rubio: 3% Mike Huckabee: 3% Ben Carson: 3% Carly Fiorina: 2% Lindsey Graham: 1% Rick Perry: 1% Bobby Jindal: 1% These results paint a somewhat different picture for many of the candidates than the other New Hampshire poll this week that I covered, which showed Bush and Walker leading with relative few undecideds:  16 percent versus 24

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

Walker, Carson, Jindal and Rubio Are Top-Tier Candidates

The most recent national poll released, a CNN/ORC poll, put Bush ahead of Walker by three points, 16 percent to 13 percent, with Rand Paul in third place with 12 percent. That poll didn’t matter. In fact, none of the national polls hold any weight in predicting the viability of candidates moving forward. The media continues to act as if Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, and even sometimes Chris Christie are top tier candidates, based on their ability to compete in the money primary. A much more interesting, and I believe more telling, barometer of a candidate’s viability can be found

New Hampshire Poll Shows a Wide Open Field

A recent Gravis Marketing poll of potential New Hampshire Republican Primary voters showed that the race is still wide open in the Granite State. The results were as follows: Scott Walker: 19% Jeb Bush: 18% Unsure: 16% Chris Christie: 10% Rand Paul: 10% Marco Rubio: 7% Ted Cruz: 6% Ben Carson: 6% Carly Fiorina: 4% Mike Huckabee: 4% Rick Santorum: 1% The poll was conducted with a sampling size of 683 registered voters and has a 4 percent margin of error. With such a large percentage of voters undecided, it illustrates the very real opportunity for candidates other than Walker or Bush to

New Poll Suggests Republican Race Still Wide Open

While The Washington Post may have proclaimed Jeb Bush and Scott Walker as the early GOP 2016 front-runners, the polls continue to tell a different story. The latest data comes from an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll taken at the beginning of this month.  While the survey did not ask respondents who they would vote for, it did ask whether or not respondents could see themselves supporting each candidate.  The answers were interesting, to say the least. Marco Rubio led the presumptive GOP field, with 56 percent of likely primary voters saying they would consider supporting him.  Scott Walker (53

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

Walker Surging in Latest Iowa Poll

Frank, at last we have a front-runner, if a weak one, in Iowa: Walker has surged to a double digit lead in the latest two polls, leading over Paul (13 percent), Huckabee (11 percent), Carson (11 percent), and Bush (10 percent) in the latest Quinnipiac poll. I wonder if Common Core is holding Huckabee back. Maggie Gallagher is the editor of

Jeb Bush’s Anemic Poll Numbers

Frank, Jay Cost over at The Weekly Standard is pointing out what you said on Feb. 18—Bush is no front-runner: The Washington Post recently christened Jeb Bush the frontrunner, and for good reason. He is pulling in the top Republican talent — the donors, consultants, and various policy advisors necessary to fund and run a top-notch campaign. Yet, his polling numbers are anemic. The average from Real Clear Politics (RCP) shows Bush pulling in just 14 percent nationwide. In New Hampshire, RCP finds him with 16 percent, and 12 percent in Iowa. Read it here first. Maggie Gallagher is the editor of