Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WSJ/NBC Poll: Bush and Rubio Solidify Front-Runner Status

Latest poll shows a spectrum of GOP voters are open to supporting either candidate
Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio are solidifying their positions at the front of the pack of Republican presidential contenders, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds, with large shares of social conservatives, centrists and gun-rights backers within the GOP saying they are open to supporting either candidate.
Three-quarters of GOP primary voters say they could see themselves supporting Mr. Bush or Mr. Rubio, a significantly larger share than for any other contender.
Only Mike Huckabee is close after a surge of support since the prior Journal/NBC News poll, in April, with 65% now saying they could see themselves backing him. The survey found a decline in support for Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
The news is particularly good for Mr. Bush, a former Florida governor, who has weathered a mixed set of developments in recent weeks. The potential support for Mr. Bush rose slightly, by five percentage points, since April and has jumped 26 points since March.
Moreover, few voters seem concerned about the relatives of past presidents running for the White House, something that was seen as a liability for Mr. Bush when he began building his campaign.
When presented with six election developments that might raise concerns, only 4% of all poll respondents said their top worry was that “too many people from the same families are running as have run in the past,” a concern that might also apply to Democrat Hillary Clinton. The top concern was that “wealthy individuals and corporations will have too much influence over who wins,” a worry expressed more by Democrats than by Republicans.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Who will be more likely to get the cross over vote? My money is on Rubio.