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CNN Poll: Bush, Trump Rising Nationally for GOP

CNN Poll: Bush, Trump Rising Nationally for GOP
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By    |   Wednesday, 01 July 2015 09:04 AM

GOP 2016 presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Donald Trump are rising in national polls among GOP primary voters, a new CNN/ORC poll shows.

While Bush holds 19 percent of the vote among Republican voters, Trump holds 12 percent, making them the only Republican presidential candidates to have a double-digit showing in the poll, Business Insider reports.

According to the CNN poll, the top five Republican candidate's are:
  • Jeb Bush: 19 percent, up from 13 percent in May
  • Donald Trump: 12 percent, up from 3 percent before his announcement
  • Mike Huckabee: 8 percent
  • Dr. Ben Carson: 7 percent
  • Sen. Rand Paul: 7 percent
"The findings suggest Bush is making progress toward being seen as the front-runner in a field that has long lacked a clear leader," said CNN's polling director, Jennifer Agiesta, according to Business Insider.

"He holds a significant lead over the second-place candidate Trump, is seen as the candidate who could best handle illegal immigration and social issues, and runs about even with Trump and well ahead of the other candidates when Republicans are asked which candidate can best handle the economy."

CNN notes that other candidates with high hopes for the nomination are not far behind, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 6 percent (down from 14 percent in May) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with 6 percent (down from 10 percent in May).

Despite Bush and Trump leading the polls for the Republicans, CNN notes that Hillary Clinton is still maintaining her position for the Democrats and leads all GOP candidates in general election match-ups.

The poll was conducted before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who holds 3 percent of the vote, entered the race on Tuesday, CNN reported.

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