Poll Shows Jeb Bush Losing Steam In Iowa

Jeb Bush
Gage Skidmore

A new poll shows that former Florida governor Jeb Bush is losing steam in Iowa as he continues to travel early primary states to tout his presidential bid.

The latest Quinnipiac poll in Iowa shows that Bush has fallen five points since a February survey showed him at ten percent.

Bush now comes in at 5 percent, putting him in seventh place in the likely field of Republican primary candidates. Ben Carson is now registering at seven percent.

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker retains his lead in the state with 21 percent. Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Rand Paul are tied at 13 percent, while Sen. Ted Cruz holds 12 percent support and just-announced Mike Huckabee rests at 11 percent.

A solid 25 percent of those polled said that they would “definitely not” support Bush in the Republican primary.

Bush’s unfavorable numbers are also up ten points to 45 percent. In February he registered an unfavorable rating of 40 percent.

Quinnipiac polled 667 likely caucus participants between April 25 – May 4, with a 3.8 percent margin of error.