A little update on the 2016 presidential politics on the very last day of the year…
The surge of Jeb Bush in the current polls has happened fast, and if Romney sees Jeb as being capable of winning the general election he’ll probably stay out of the race, so Jeb as the republican nominee is indeed a likely outcome on the right..
On the left we’ll see what happens in Jan-March with Elizabeth Warren, if she maintains her recent shift to attack line as a senator and gets a big win or two, the pressure might become even bigger and the name recognition issue less of a challenge.. coupled with a very uninspired Hillary things could still happen..
But if not.. the prospects of Bush vs. Clinton in 2016 just got one step closer to becoming the realities..
Washington (CNN) — Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front of the potential GOP pack following his announcement that he’s “actively exploring” a bid, a new CNN/ORC poll found.
He takes nearly one-quarter — 23% — of Republicans surveyed in the new nationwide poll, putting him 10 points ahead of his closest competitor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who tallied 13%.
Physician Ben Carson comes in third, with 7% support, and Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are both tied for fourth with 6%.
That marks a drop in support for all but Christie and Bush from the last CNN/ORC survey of the field, conducted in November. That poll showed Bush in the lead, but only taking 14% of the vote, while Carson came in second with 11% and Christie tied Rep. Paul Ryan for fourth with 9% support.
Bush’s 10-point lead is a milestone for the potential GOP field — it marks the first time any prospective candidate has reached a lead beyond a poll’s margin of error in the past two years.