Election 2016 Poll

Poll: Support for Jeb Bush Plummets

Written by SK Ashby

It's not surprising to me that Donald Trump remains a 10-point favorite in the latest Monmouth University poll in spite of repeated predictions of certain doom for his campaign, but Jeb's gradual decline is far more noteworthy.

According to the latest poll, Jeb is only ahead of notable wackaloons Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul by just 1 percent.

Bush, the establishment GOP's long-anointed pick for nominee, polled at just 5 percent, barely edging out former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who each polled at 4 percent.

Bush's standing has fallen in every successive Monmouth poll since July, when he led the GOP field with 15 percent. His current standing is a full 10 points lower than it was when the slide began.

Between his campaign and the super PACs supporting him, Jeb has far more money than any of the other Republican candidates, but it may not matter.

As you may recall, Jeb's support in New Hampshire actually dropped after the Right to Rise PAC blanketed 60 percent of the airwaves.

Jeb spending the last several days feuding with Donald Trump over W's responsibility for 9/11 may further erode his support.