Report: Trump’s Lead Grows with Low Energy Jeb Bush Out of Race

Donald Trump was not a big fan of low energy Jeb Bush.
Trump even shushed Jeb Bush at the GOP New Hampshire Debate.

Then scolded the audience and Republican Party for its ticket policy.

So it may come as a surprise that Trump’s lead has grown after Jeb Bush left the race last weekend.
But, it’s true.
Rasmussen reported:

With Jeb Bush out, Donald Trump has widened his lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Voters finds Trump with 36% support, giving him a 15-point lead over Senator Marco Rubio who earns 21% of the vote. Senator Ted Cruz is in third place with 17%.

For Trump, that’s a five-point gain in support from the beginning of this month just after the Iowa caucus and right before the New Hampshire primary when it was Trump 31%, Rubio 21% and Cruz 20% among likely GOP voters. Rubio’s support has held steady, while support for Cruz has fallen slightly.

In mid-December, Trump led with 29% Republican support, with Cruz in second with 18% and Rubio at 15%.

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