Latest Florida and South Carolina Primary Poll Results

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Latest Political Polls From Gravis Insights.

More good news for Scott Walker, Jeb Bush stays stable, the poll was conducted before the latest Clinton email issue. Said Doug Kaplan President of Gravis Insights

There are many states in the union that do not stand on equal political ground, but that is not true for the Southern States from Florida to South Carolina. Proximity is not the only thing that they have in common. When polled, Republicans agreed both on the current failings of the Obama administration and who the front runners for the 2016 race will be.

It is no surprise that conservative voters in both Florida and South Carolina were in agreement that the current state of affairs in America is nothing short of utter disappointment. Over 79% and 82% of Republicans in the latest series of Gravis Marketing political polls polled in Florida and South Carolina respectively reported disapproving of the Obama regime. When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of President Obama’s job performance?”, the answer was almost unanimous with only 16% and 11% of Republicans stating that they approved of the job that Obama was doing.

Both polls were conducted using one of the most reliable measures of automated IVR telephone polling software with just a 5% margin of error. The poll was carried out by one of the most established political polling entities Gravis Insights, which is a division of Gravis Marketing and provides political campaign services and a virtual predictive dialer.

Jeb Bush served as governor for two terms in Florida; he was the front runner in both polls. Bush led the polls with almost 20% of the voters saying that if the race were held today; they would vote in favor of him.

Perhaps the most telltale sign of the times is that Scott Walker came in a close second, not only in Florida, but in South Carolina. Almost neck and neck, Bush, who is a well-known name in the Southern States, is being given a run for his money by a heartland boy with very little name recognition, besides the uproar caused by his battle with the unions.

Walker, the new star rising on the circuit, has not yet fizzled out, which is leading many to wonder if he will. Gaining speed as he makes his way from the Northwest, South, there are those Republicans who believe that he may just be able to take the entire nation by storm.

Who took the coveted third position? Interestingly enough, there were many Republicans polled who, if they were not in favor of Walker or Bush, said that they were unsure of who they would vote for if the election were held today. What followed the unsure vote was a mismatch of other candidates.

The Florida telephone survey has the once favored star of the Republican party Marco Rubio 11% trailing in fourth. Perhaps due to the large Cuban community, or maybe because he is a fresh face on the Republican scene, he came in just under those who couldn’t make any commitment at this time.

Following Marco Rubio was Mike Huckabee 11% , a return from last season. Not that surprising, Huckabee has always had a segmented following within the bible belt.

Perhaps the most unexpected result of the poll was that Ben Carson came in more favorable than Chris Christie 6%, Rand Paul 5%, Ted Cruz 2% and Rick Perry 1% in Florida. For a man who has no political experience, that speaks volumes for the fact that many Republicans may be searching for an alternative to established politicians and big names within the GOP.

The same is true for South Carolina. The fourth runner up was no surprise with Lindsey Graham 12% taking it and Mike Huckabee 10% again coming in close. Marco Rubio did not fair as well in South Carolina, only receiving 6% of the vote and just slightly behind Chris Christie 7%. Tying Rubio was Rand Paul at 6% while Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, and Carly Florina each received 2%.

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