After months of declining poll numbers and embarrassing debate performances, Jeb Bush finally has something to celebrate… but the prize is not what the campaign might have hoped for when they started.
New tracking poll information from Reuters confirms Donald Trump as the frontrunner, but also breathes new life into the Jeb Bush campaign. As on Tuesday, Jeb Bush had moved into third place nationally, with 10.6 percent support.
Bush edges Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) by almost 4 points as Rubio has dropped into 5th place nationally. Since the first regular day of the New Year, January 4th, Bush has climbed more than 3 points while Rubio has lost 1 point.
Donald Trump continues to lead the GOP field with 39 percent support, down slightly for the week, but still far ahead of the other Republican candidates.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) remains in second with 14.5 percent support, up three points since the first of the year. Ben Carson is 4th with 9.6 percent support, continuing his drop from the end of 2015.
As the establishment continues to search for their weapon against Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, both frontrunners should find solace in the fact that, whoever wins between the two, they alone command more then 50% of the electorate. As such, the remaining candidates may largely be irrelevant.