|| By FITSNEWS || Jeb Bush – the left-leaning establishment choice for the “Republican” presidential nomination – is the early favorite in early voting New Hampshire, according to a new Suffolk University survey.
Of course the real winner in the poll was uncertainty – as 24 percent of likely primary voters in the “Hard as a Rock” state (LOLz) classified their presidential preference as “undecided.”
And we’re guessing their indicated preferences might not be as “firm” as they appear …
Anyway, Bush is receiving 19 percent support from likely primary voters in the survey … putting him ahead of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker (14 percent).
U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky came in third (7 percent), followed by billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump (6 percent) and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (5 percent).
New Jersey governor Chris Christie is also polling at 5 percent – although the rotund “Republican” has seen his support decline. Christie also faces an uphill battle in terms of his unfavorable ratings – which are the highest of any candidate in the field.
Christie and Paul led the state with 11 percent support in a Suffolk survey conducted back in June.
Three other candidates – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson – received three percent support.
“The single-digit candidates need to go to New Hampshire and make a personal appeal to likely Republican voters there if they want to become the Republican alternative to Jeb Bush,” said David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. “There are still plenty of undecided voters who might be won over if they make their case.”
For those of you keeping score at home, the Suffolk poll was conducted from March 21-24 – and surveyed 500 likely voters statewide. Its margin of error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.
Rand Paul & Donald Trump, neck and neck. Doesn’t that say it all? lulz
Battle of the bad Hair bands, without the semi-cool 80’s rock music.
Suffolk University survey? … Do poli-wog eggheads know how to count anything but rabbits and deer-in-headlights?
Christie won’t run. He’s finished. Rubio is planning to announce, but polls in last place just about everywhere else. Walker is a real talker, but he’ll fizzle out – the Wisconsin Bachmann. Cruz is old news, losing his hair, getting Obamacare – and likes it. Leaving Jeb and Rando, going mano y mano, with Sanitorium in third. Will stay that way until mid-April and Jeb, will pull ahead, and I knows, ’cause he’ll have support of RINOs. And Jeb will face the Hillary, who’s husband is a hillbillary. But she’ll cruise to a win, because her brother isn’t a has-been, and she’ll only serve one term. And in 2020, when folks have plenty, we’ll strike up the band, and the next President will be – Rand.
Or jog. Or walk long distances.
The only state I’ve been through where the billboards make sure you know there’s a liquor and fireworks place at every exit on the interstate!!!!
They seem to get along fine without a state income tax (I’m talking SC form 1040 here – the one that takes me longer to fill out than my IRS 1040A and is a page LONGER!!!)
Got that South Carolina?????
I’m not one of those who believe tax cuts substitute for policy. Tax cuts can be the result of good policy, but aren’t an end unto themselves. First government needs to figure out what it should do and then how to pay for it. However, on the subject of SC, I have lived in two states without income taxes (FL and AK — although Alaska has huge oil money). Life was pretty good there. In SC, we have income taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, excise taxes and a whole load of various fees. What do we get for these monies? We can’t even fix the roads and bridges. Perhaps it’s past time for a bottom up review?
That’s my point – looks a lot less (or an inferior product at a minimum) for what you get in states that do not utilize a state income tax for state revenue.
You can add Tennessee and Nevada to the no state income tax list
And Texas …
Well, if the policy is wrong, a tax cut should always be considered, if only to whip the poli-wogs back in line.
Smiles fur miles from me on that! ????
Hey, wanna scare the crapola outta the DC poli-wogs and pundits?
Put an item on your early primary ballot to Abolish the IRS until the fed congress fixes the tax codes … All 77,000 pages of ’em.