Bush Drops to Fifth in Florida as Trump Surges in Latest Poll
The latest SurveyUSA poll, conducted for Bay News 9/News 13, shows former Gov. Jeb Bush receiving a lowest-ever 7 percent of the Republican presidential vote, trailing fourth-place Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (10 percent), Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (16 percent) and Dr. Ben Carson (17 percent). Businessman Donald Trump surged to 37 percent. This is Bush’s worst showing yet in any Florida survey, and it highlights just how far the former front-runner has fallen. A University of North Florida poll last month showed Bush in fourth place with 9 percent in the Republican race. Bush’s campaign team has been in damage control for weeks and suggests the candidate is ready to rise.
For the first time in a Florida poll, one-time frontrunner and former Gov. Jeb Bush has dropped to fifth place and single digits as Donald Trump is pulling in a record 37 percent of the Republican primary vote in the state.