Monday, November 09, 2015

Poll: The More GOP Voters Hear About Bush, the Less They Like Him

I am keeping my fingers crossed hoping that Jeb Bush will soon be forced to shutdown his campaign, but the good news is that many do seem to think that Jeb Bush's hubris filled campaign may be in a final death spiral despite Jebbie's effort the "reset" the campaign.  Now, Politico is running a piece that reports that the more GOP primary voters have learned about Jebbie, the less they like him.  Admittedly, we are talking about GOP primary voters who are nowadays by definition, insane.  Here are some article highlights:
The more that Republican voters hear about Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, the more they like them. Jeb Bush, not so much.

A new McClatchy-Marist poll conducted from Oct. 29 through Nov. 4 found that Carson has the most appeal as voters are more exposed to him, with 67 percent expressing that favorable view, and 20 percent saying they have a less favorable view the more they hear about the retired neurosurgeon. Rubio comes in second at 58 percent to 27 percent, followed by Cruz with 51 percent to 31 percent.

But the news isn’t as good for Bush, who has been attempting a reset from flagging poll numbers and a series of underwhelming debate performances. For the former Florida governor, 58 percent of Republican voters like him less after hearing more about him, compared with 32 percent who like him more.

The McClatchy-Marist poll also found that a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents — 59 percent to 39 percent — say it’s more important to have a candidate who stands for conservative principles than one who can win.

Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, beats all candidates in hypothetical general election matchups, according to the poll, though she was just 2 percentage points ahead of Carson, 50 percent to 48 percent.

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