POLL DU JOUR
27 percent of Republicans say Jeb Bush has “the right experience” to be president; 15 percent cite Gov. Scott Walker, 7 percent cite Sen. Marco Rubio, 7 percent Sen. Rand Paul and 7 percent Mike Huckabee.
26 percent say Mr. Bush has the best chance of beating a Democratic rival in 2016; 15 percent cite Mr. Rubio, 10 percent cite Mr. Walker, 9 percent cite Mr. Paul and 9 percent Sen. Ted Cruz.
21 percent say Mr. Bush would be the “strongest leader” in 2016; 11 percent cite Mr. Walker, 10 percent cite Mr. Cruz, 9 percent cite Sen. Mr. Paul, and 9 percent cite Gov. Chris Christie.
18 percent say Mr. Bush “cares the most” about them; 11 percent cite Mr. Huckabee, 10 percent cite Mr. Rubio, 8 percent Mr. Walker and 8 percent Mr. Cruz.
17 percent of Republicans say they will most likely support Mr. Bush in 2016; 12 percent cite Mr. Walker, 11 percent cite Mr. Rubio, 11 percent Mr. Paul and 9 percent Mr. Huckabee.
Source: A CNN/ORC poll of 435 Republicans conducted April 16-19; respondents had a choice of 15 GOP hopefuls. These results show top-five choices.
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