Bush Surges in NH
Jeb Bush is the clear frontrunner in a New Hampshire GOP presidential primary poll released Monday.
The poll, conducted by Gravis Marketing on behalf of the Howie Carr Show and shared exclusively with The Daily Caller, asked 487 Republican primary voters who they would support in the crowded GOP field.Though he has yet to officially announce his candidacy, Bush, the former governor of Florida, was the favorite for 21 percent of likely Republican primary voters. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul tied in second with a 13 percent showing. Surprisingly, real estate billionaire Donald Trump polled fourth with 12 percent of the tally. Trump has said he will announce his decision whether to run on June 16…
In what is perhaps the most disappointing result for a leading candidate, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio received support from just nine percent of respondents. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina received support from five percent as did retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson.
The poll indicates that Bush is on the upswing in the Granite State. A Gravis poll conducted in early April had Bush with 18 percent support. Walker was at 16 percent, and Paul at 15 percent. Trump was not listed. In a Bloomberg poll released early last month, Bush was slightly behind Walker and Paul. Eleven percent said they would vote for Bush while 12 percent supported Walker and Paul. Rubio received 11 percent support in that poll; Trump notched eight percent.