Breitbart Primary: Jeb Bush, Chris Christie Battle for Last Place


Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are battling for last place in the Breitbart Primary.

In June, Christie, who formally entered the presidential last week, received 0% support across the nation in the Breitbart Primary. Bush, whose candidacy to date has underwhelmed even his establishment GOP allies, edged Christie for second-to-last place with 1% support nationally.

In the first three nominating states–Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina–Christie was the first choice of 0% of voters. Bush was the first choice of 1% of Breitbart Primary voters in South Carolina and Iowa. In New Hampshire, Bush was the first choice of 0% of voters and the second choice of just 1%.

The New Hampshire results for the two establishment Republicans may be a bit surprising, given the state’s mode moderate voters. Christie has signaled that he will try to use the Granite State to revive his campaign like Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) did in 2008. It is worth noting, though, that the field is considerably stronger and deeper than the one McCain faced in 2008.

New Hampshire may also be Bush’s best chance to put a win on the board–and perhaps keep his candidacy viable. Bush edged Donald Trump in a recent CNN/WMUR New Hampshire poll for first place, but Bush’s views on amnesty have even turned off voters in New Hampshire. A recent Bloomberg/Saint Anselm College poll, for instance, found that a whopping 41% of potential GOP primary voters believe that Bush’s stance on immigration is a “deal-killer,” which leaves Bush with almost no margin of error, especially since, as the Breitbart Primary poll revealed, he does not have much support–if at all–from grassroots conservatives.

Voting the Breitbart Primary is reset each month, and Breitbart News readers are encouraged to vote in July’s Breitbart Primary poll here.