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New poll has Jeb Bush up big over Marco Rubio in Florida

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Jeb Bush leads Marco Rubio 28 to 16 percent in Florida in a Mason-Dixon poll released today via Politico’s Marc Caputo. That’s a significant drop-off in support for Rubio in Florida. In a previous survey conducted by Mason-Dixon nearly three months ago, the two Miami-Dade County residents were virtually tied, with Bush up 31-30 percent over Rubio. The biggest benefactor of Rubio’s drop in Florida appears to be Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who officially announced his presidential candidacy on July…

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New PPP survey says Jeb Bush ‘continues to really struggle with voters on the right’

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A national poll released by Public Policy Polling on Wednesday afternoon shows Donald Trump leading the field of GOP presidential contenders, but his descent may be beginning. Trump leads the field with 19 percent, followed closely by Scott Walker at 17 percent. Jeb Bush was next at 12 percent, Marco Rubio and Dr. Ben Carson at 10 percent, Mike Huckabee at 8 percent, with Ted Cruz, Carly Florina and Rand Paul at 4 percent. John Kasich and Chris Christie are at 3 percent,…

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New PPP survey shows Jeb Bush in trouble in New Hampshire

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A new poll published by Public Policy Polling shows Florida Republicans Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio need to do a lot of work to become competitive in New Hampshire, the site of the first Republican Presidential Primary election next January. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is looking very strong, leading with 24 percent support. That’s 10 percentage points higher than the second-place Republican, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. And what’s most impressive is that Walker was only at 3 percent when PPP surveyed New…

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Washington Examiner: Conservative rebellion against Washington GOP establishment heating up

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From Mark Scott, editor of the Washington Examiner’s Editorial Page: Things really came to a head when the NRSC’s chairman, Sen. John Cornyn, R-TX, endorsed Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to succeed the retiring Sen. Mel Martinez. Crist actively supported President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package, and has signed multiple tax hikes. Cornyn’s endorsement came despite the well-known plans of popular conservative Marco Rubio, the dynamic young speaker of the Florida House, to seek the Martinez seat. An interncecine war between…

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