Things just keep getting worse for former Florida governor and GOP frontrunner Jeb Bush is his bid to win the White House.
Pew Research released a poll detailing general primary voting while also focusing on two issues driven by Donald Trump’s presence in the race: Deporting illegal immigrants and raising taxes on the wealthy.
In terms of overall interest Bush continues to plummet. Trump leads the field with 25%. He’s trailed by Dr. Ben Carson (16%), Carly Fiorina and Florida Senator Marco Rubio (8%), Ted Cruz (6%) and Bush (4%). The rest of the field draws two percent or less of voter interest.
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) October 2, 2015
Bush continues to pick up campaign donations as the GOP Establishment class tried to out-spend their way to the nomination. October will be a telling month as Bush’s team will spend $25 million in advertising to get Jeb’s brand out to the public. As the out-of-touch Obama Administration claims, their failed policies are due to the American public “not getting it.”
Time for GOP establishment to panic. Bush polling at 4%. Goodbye Jeb. http://t.co/eoh9Pl6f5g
— Wayne Allyn Root (@WayneRoot) October 2, 2015
If Bush doesn’t make a significant move up the polls by November, we may see donor dollars dry up as they decide to not “throw good money after bad.”
Rubio and quite possibly Fiorina, could benefit from Bush falling out of favor.
The other question: When will the two-percenters begin to drop out? Rand Paul claims he’s in for the long haul. Others monitor candidates such as George Pataki, Bobby Jindal and Lindsey Graham on a daily basis.
DONOR CLASS DOOM: Jeb Bush, who 2mo’s ago was 2nd to Trump, now has tumbled to single digits and 5th place. http://t.co/AZWwctqPDd
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 30, 2015
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) September 28, 2015