Hold on to your hats, Florida Governor Jeb Bush is moving up big time in South Carolina.
Many voters have said they think the elections are rigged and Bush would get the nomination over candidate such as Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Marco Rubio along with GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
Last week, Bush received the endorsement from Senator Lindsey Graham but I never thought he had that type of power to propel Bush past Rubio.
From The State:
New York billionaire Donald Trump still holds a commanding lead in the S.C. Republican presidential primary, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has risen to third, according to the state’s first poll of the year.
Trump received support from 32 percent of likely Republican primary voters, according to the poll taken after a debate on Thursday for Morris News Service and InsiderAdvantage, a Georgia political news site. The results were released by the Southern Political Report, a sister site of InsiderAdvantage.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas was second at 18 percent in the race for the Feb. 20 primary. He has been the second choice in South Carolina since November as non-establishment GOP candidates have dominated the top of polls in the Palmetto State. National GOP leaders are beginning to accept Trump or Cruz could be the nominee.
But the race is uncertain as a dozen Republican candidates remain active with the start of voting in a little more than two weeks in Iowa on Feb. 1. The New Hampshire primary follows on Feb. 9.
Bush placed third at 13 percent, his largest showing of support in South Carolina over the past 15 polls dating back to August, according to results compiled by Real Clear Politics. Bush placed fifth or sixth in all but one S.C. poll taken since late September.
He supplanted Marco Rubio of Florida, who came in fourth at 11 percent, and retired Maryland neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who was fifth at 9 percent. Rubio leads Bush in most national and early-primary state polls.
What do you think is happening right now? Is Bush about to make his mark? Is South Carolina the firewall to stop the non-establishment candidates? Leave your comment below and let us know what you think.