Insiders in the Christie administration report a steady exodus that has left the governor with no one of substantial gravitas to stand up to him. (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Getty Images
In the race for the 2016 Republican nomination, 19% of Republicans and Republican leaning independents including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate support former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, according to today’s McClatchy-Marist Poll.
A similar 18% favor Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker while former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee
Nine percent back retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson while Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has 7%.
Six percent support New Jersey Governor Chris Christie while Senator Marco Rubio of Florida has 5% of the vote.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas receives 4%, and former Texas Governor Rick Perry has 3%.
Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and former business executive Carly Fiorina each garners 2%. One percent supports Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
More than one in ten, 13%, is undecided.
When McClatchy-Marist last reported this question in December, Bush’s support was 16%. Walker has gained the most ground. His support has grown by 15 percentage points, from 3% three months ago to 18% now.