Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is far ahead of other potential Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination, a new CNN/ORC poll shows, with nearly a quarter of Republicans surveyed picking him after his announcement that he is “actively exploring” a campaign.
Twenty-three percent of the 453 potential GOP voters surveyed between Dec. 18-21, including 244 who identified themselves as Republican and 209 as Independents who lean Republican, said they would pick Bush, reports CNN.
That puts him at 10 points ahead of his nearest potential competitor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who netted 13 percent of the GOP voters.
Dr. Ben Carson placed third, with 7 percent of the voters, and Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tied for fourth place with six percent. Read more.