Republican candidate Jeb Bush’s poll numbers have dropped to the single digits in the latest Quinnipiac survey, the first national poll released since last week’s third Republican presidential debate.
Only four percent of Republican and independent right-leaning voters said they would support Bush. Bush also had the lowest favorability rating of any candidate. Only 25 percent of registered voters said they viewed him favorably, while 58 percent said they viewed him unfavorably.
Bush has tried to turn around his campaign following weak poll numbers and poor debate performances. He’s unveiled his campaign’s new slogan: “Jeb Can Fix It” and has stepped up attacks on Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Bush’s campaign maintains that it’s too early to worry. Campaign Communications Director, Tim Miller, said on Twitter: “FYI political press corps. Jeb’s going to have a few weeks of bad polls.” He added, “Comebacks take time, we recognize and are prepared for that”
Donald Trump and Ben Carson lead the poll. Donald Trump leads with 24 percent, while Ben Carson registers 23 percent. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) jumped to 14 percent, followed by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at 13 percent. All other candidates received 3 percent or less in the survey.
On the Democratic Party’s side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leads with 53 percent. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) follows with 35 percent.
In a head-to-head race between Carson and Hillary, American voters choose Carson over Hillary 50-40. Carson also beats Hillary when it comes to women voters, 45 percent of female voters choose Carson, while 44 percent choose Clinton.
The poll was conducted from October 29 to November 2, 2015 with 1,144 registered voters. The overall margin of error is 2.9 percentage points. The poll included 502 Republicans with a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points, and 480 Democrats with a margin of error of 4.5 percent.