In the first official poll of the GOP nomination for President, the queue that is being set is surprising to many political tacticians. Scott Walker Takes Early Lead In Iowa Primary
The Iowa Republican caucus is the first primary contest for the GOP and early polling shows that Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker is the early leader. While Walker’s early lead is a surprise to Paul Mathieson, the real surprise is the rest of the queue of candidates. The same poll finds that United States Senator Marco Rubio, (Florida), in a virtual tie for second with fellow United States Senator Ted Cruz (Texas). Walker leads with 21 percent of Iowa caucus members while Rubio and Cruz collect 13 percent and 12 percent respectively.
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is nestled in the middle of the pack at 11 percent and is followed by noted neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 7 percent and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was at a meager 5 percent. No other candidate was above 3 percent.
Jeb Bush seems to be losing the most political capital. Even though he has yet to formally announce his candidacy Jeb Bush seems to be losing more points as each new candidate enters the GOP race. Bush has lost five points in the same poll released in February and his negatives are increasing as well. Bush leads New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the person that Iowa caucus goers will absolutely not vote for 25 percent to 20 percent.