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Poll: Scott Walker Leads Jeb Bush in South Carolina

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 05:05 PM

A new poll shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to be the preferred Republican candidate for president in South Carolina, over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

The survey, conducted by Winthrop University, focused on likely GOP voters in the 2016 election. Walker leads Bush by a slim margin, 13.6 percent to 12.7 percent.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz garnered 8.1 percent of the voters' support, while South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham came in fourth at 7.6 percent. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is fifth in the poll with 6.2 percent.

Thus far, of those choices, only Cruz and Paul are officially in the race for the White House, but Bush, Walker, Graham, and others are expected to announce their candidacies at some point.

Other highlights from the poll results:
  • 91.3 percent disapprove of the job President Barack Obama is doing.
  • 80.2 percent disapprove of the job Congress is doing.
  • South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott's approval rating is 83 percent, compared to 58.2 percent for Graham.
  • 13.9 percent surveyed said they belong to the Tea Party.
Despite not being in the race, Bush and Walker have occupied the top two spots in the majority of polls for months.

Bush, meanwhile, is amassing a war chest ahead of his entrance into the race. He could take in more than $100 million in the first quarter of this year.

The race for president picked up two more candidates in recent days, with Republican  Florida Sen. Marco Rubio joining the race on Monday, a day after Democrat Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy.

One poll found that 57 percent of voters think Clinton will win the general election.

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