Bush, Trump On The Rise In CNN Poll; Clinton Top Dem

AP/Elise Amendola/John Raoux
AP/Elise Amendola/John Raoux

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and business man Donald Trump are sitting atop the Republican field, according to a new CNN/ORC national poll released Wednesday.

The poll has Bush leading the pack with 19 percent of the GOP vote, up from 13 percent in May before he announced for president. Trump has jumped to second place with 12 percent of the vote, up from three percent before his announcement. The pair are the only two candidates in the GOP field with double digit support nationally.

Coming in behind the twosome in the poll are Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with eight percent, neurosurgeon Ben Carson at seven percent and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) with seven percent.

Not in the top five and slipping from earlier polling were Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker both with six percent of the vote — down from May when they boasted 14 percent and 10 percent, respectively. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came in with  three percent.

For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton remains on top, leading the pack with 57 percent of the Democratic vote.

Clinton’s closest competition in the poll, Vice President Joe Biden receives 16 percent support, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is at 14 percent, Jim Webb gets two percent, and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee each received one percent of the vote or less.

Clinton also leads the GOP candidates when considered head to head. Clinton leads Bush in a head to head contest 54 percent to his 41 percent. Trump would receive 34 percent of the vote compared to Clinton’s 59 percent. Christie would get 37 percent to Clinton’s 56 percent, Rubio 39 percent to Clinton’s 56 percent, and Walker 38 percent to Clinton’s 57 percent.

The CNN/ORC Poll was conducted from June 26-28 among 1,017 adults and has a margin of error of +/-3 percentage points.