Update II: New Jeb Bush ad: “Todos somos Americanos”.
There is something very wrong with this ad for JeBush that helps Donald Trump. Can you guess what that is? Hint: you don’t have to be very smart or smart at all to figure out the answer. Just be smarter than the Rick Perry or JeBush superbrains.
Bonus question for extra credit: Can you guess what is smart about the location for tonight’s Donald Trump speech about national security?
Update: Two new polls show Jeb Bush trailing Trump by at least 15 points — in his home state of Florida. It’s worst for Marco Rubio. The two new polls from PPP and Gravis provide new Dynasty troubles for JeBush as Florida residents by 47% want JeBush to get out of the presidential race (40% want JeBush to continue to bore the nation). Head-to-head Trump v. Bush matches shows Trump thumping Dynasty boy.
Trump leads with 28 percent in PPP’s poll, with Ben Carson second at 17 percent, Bush at 13, and Rubio at 10. Gravis has Trump at 33.6 percent followed by Carson at 22.4, Jeb at 15.2, and Rubio at a dismal 5.4. Yes, you read that correctly: Both polls have Trump ahead of the combined total of Florida’s two native sons.
The JeBush strategy now is pump up the latest pawn assigned to bring down Trump then take down the pawn once his job is done. The latest pawn for JeBush is Dr. Ben Carson (tomorrow it will be Fiorina). Big Media will pump up the doctor with polls that have six percent margins of error and small (376 Republicans) sample sizes. Anything to bring up the Dynasty ratings and save JeBush. But state and national polls show Trump trumping and Gentle Ben down in the ratings along with Dynasty.
Texas’ Ted Cruz must be in tears. Cruz’s supposed competition to win the Texas Primary in March of 2016, Rick Perry, dropped out on Friday. But instead of a victory romp for Ted Cruz – here comes Donald Trump. In Dallas! Big Rally! Trump, Trump and trumped.
Jeb Bush? The towel of tears is drenched. The Bush Dynasty figured that with little dynast George P. Bush as an elected state-wide official in Texas, Uncle Jeb had an “in” to win. Then came Trump. Dallas beats Dynasty. Trump, Trump and trumped.
Dallas? Dynasty? We never watched those TV soap operas which aired in prime time in an era now vanished. But we know they existed. We know they were very popular. But not with us. We never watched. They seemed to be the same.
We never saw the TV soap operas but we do watch the very different struggle, the very real life drama taking place in our political world:
Slipping far back in polls, can Jeb Bush bounce back in the next debate?
In recent days, Jeb Bush has spent time in his comfort zones: Kennebunkport, Maine. New Hampshire. And Miami. [snip]
Buoyed by the sight of family members and old friends, Bush used a visual aid in speaking about the current state of the Republican race. [snip]
Since the start of the year, Bush has held political events in New Hampshire and Florida most often, according to a Washington Post review of his schedule. But winning the GOP nomination will require time spent in less familiar places, such as Iowa, where he earned just 3 percent support in a poll released Sunday. [snip]
Issues of vitality have plagued Bush for weeks as Trump has repeatedly mocked him as “low-energy,” boring, and ill-suited for the presidency because of his family name. The relentless attacks have made the past several weeks especially humbling for Bush. He has faced tougher scrutiny from reporters eager for him to volley back at Trump’s barbs while maintaining a grueling fundraising schedule that has taken him to cities such as Birmingham, Ala., and Salt Lake City. The relentless pace has resulted in a sometimes-melancholy delivery to voters or ornery exchanges with reporters.
Since the first face-to-face encounter with Trump, Bush’s once-dominant status has been erased. His numbers peaked at nearly 17 percent nationally in mid-July, but they were cut in half by last week to just 8.3 percent, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls frequently cited by campaigns. In New Hampshire, a CBS News/YouGov poll released Sunday put him in a tie for fifth place, far behind Trump, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and businesswoman Carly Fiorina.
Dynasty Jeb Bush is a bomb at the polls because few want to watch low energy bores drone on.
Dallas Donald Trump is a viewer magnet. The magnate is a magnet:
The Donald Keeps Getting Stronger
The Donald is now in the strongest position he’s thus far occupied. He’s at 28 percent in the RealClear average. He’s got leads of +7 and +15 in Iowa and New Hampshire, respectively. And he’s running closer to Clinton in general election match-ups (he’s -2 against her) than anyone except for Marco Rubio.
Yet even that isn’t the most impressive aspect of Trump’s rise. No, the most significant trick Trump has pulled is to radically change the public’s perception of him in just 12 weeks.
That article is from the Donald Trump hating Weekly Standard. It’s a week old. The new news is that Dallas Donald is box office gold:
The new poll found Trump to be the favorite of 33 percent of registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That is a jump of nine percentage points since mid-July and a 29-point increase since late May, just before Trump announced his candidacy. He does well with most groups of GOP voters, but his strongest support comes from those who do not have a college degree and those with incomes below $50,000. [snip]
After Trump and Carson, there is a significant falloff in support for the other candidates. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who began the year as the nominal GOP front-runner, stands at 8 percent, his lowest ever in Post-ABC surveys of the 2016 field. Next, at 7 percent each, are Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida. No one else registered above 5 percent.
No one wants to see Jeb Bush in Dynasty.
Must watch Monday night viewing? Dallas, with star Donald Trump.