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Breaking Down the Republican Candidates

A recent poll by Monmouth University has revealed the latest standings for the various Republican candidates. Leading the pack is Jeb Bush with Donald Trump closing in at second.

The poll took place between July 9 and 12 and asked 1,001 adults various questions about the Republican candidates. The margin of error for the poll is 5.4 percent.

  • July – Who would you vote for if an election was today?
    • Jeb Bush – 15%
    • Donald Trump – 13%
    • Ted Cruz – 9%
    • Mike Huckabee – 7%
    • Scott Walker – 7%
    • Ben Carson – 6%
    • Rand Paul – 6%
    • Marco Rubio – 6%
    • Chris Christie – 2%
    • Bobby Jindal – 2%
    • Rick Perry – 2%
    • Rick Santorum – 2%
    • Undecided – 18%

When compared with June’s results, several candidates showed significant growth. Jeb Bush grew from 9 percent to 15 percent, Trump made the biggest jump from 2 percent to 13 percent, and Ted Cruz grew from 5 percent to 9 percent. The biggest loser over the same stretch was Ben Carson, who dropped from 11 percent to 6 percent.

In terms of favorability ratings, Bush scored a 50 percent, Cruz a 48 percent, Huckabee a 53 percent, Paul a 44 percent, Perry a 45 percent, Rubio a 53 percent. The unfavorable candidates included Chris Christie at 45 percent and Donald Trump at 41 percent.

A final note, voters were asked which of the candidates they felt were seeking publicity. Donald Trump scored 39 percent of the vote in this category. The next closest candidates were Christie at 9 percent, Bush at 5 percent and Huckabee at 5 percent.

Photo credit: The Real Side.

  • nate2788

    Let’s hope we don’t have to see greasy faced jindal on the ballot. He’s the worst governor Louisiana has had—AND THATS REALLY SAYING SOMETHING.