Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has moved to 6th place in a new poll of Iowa GOP voters released today by Public Policy Polling, and when looking at those identifying as “very conservative,” Bush is in 10th.
Donald Trump is down slightly but still leads the pack, and Dr. Ben Carson remains at second while Carly Fiorina has shot to third after a positive debate performance.
Donald Trump leads the field with 24 percent. Ben Carson is next with 17 percent, with Carly Fiorina now third there with 13 precent.
Next up are Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who are tied for fourth at 8 percent. Then follows Bush at 6 percent, where he’s tied with Mike Huckabee. Next up is the now departed Walker, who received 5 percent in the survey conducted before he existed the race Monday night. Bobby Jindal and Rand Paul are at 4 percent. John Kasich is at 2 percent, Chris Christie and Rick Santorum are at 1 percent. Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore, and George Pataki all at less than 1 percent.
PPP says that other than Walker, no other Republican has fallen so much over the past month in Iowa than Bush, who in a previous survey was in 4th place with 11 percent support. His favorability numbers are upside down there, though. He has a 38 percent favorability rating with 40 percent of voters seeing him negatively. His big struggle continues to be with voters who identify themselves as ‘very conservative’- his favorability rating with them is 29/45, and just 2 support him for the nomination which puts him in 10th place with that group.