Reuters-Ipsos Poll: Trump, Bush in Virtual Dead Heat


trump jeb bushDonald Trump, who became the center of attention in the race for the 2016 Republican U.S. presidential nomination with his denunciation of illegal immigrants from Mexico, has vaulted into a virtual dead heat with Jeb Bush atop the field, a Reuters-Ipsos poll released yesterday showed, Reuters reported.

Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, had the support of 15.8 percent of respondents in the online poll of self-identified Republicans compared to 16.1 percent for Bush, a former Florida governor.

They were followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 9.5 percent, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 8.1 percent, surgeon and author Ben Carson at 7.2 percent and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 5.8 percent.

However, given a choice of three candidates – Bush, Trump or Florida Sen. Marco Rubio – Bush had a comfortable lead at 42 percent among the respondents in the Reuters-Ipsos Republican poll, compared to 28.4 percent for Trump and 20 percent for Rubio.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. I don’t know about the poll, but I do know if Bush gets the nomination, Hillary will be the next president. Politically-correct professional-politician republican establishment with all of their self-proclaimed expertise had only succeeded in keeping the base home on the 08 and 12 election days. The republican base doesn’t want another soft-spine to give in to the radical left. The republican base wants someone to unapologetically fight for what his electors wish.