The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.

Fol­low Jen­nifer Harper on Twit­ter @HarperBul­letin

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