The latest Iowa poll by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows Jeb Bush tied for sixth place with many Republican respondents still holding an unfavorable view of him.
Donald Trump leads the field with 22 percent, followed by Ben Carson (21 percent), Ted Cruz (14 percent), Marco Rubio (10 percent), Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal (each at 6 percent) and Bush and Carly Fiorina (5 percent).
Jindal>Bush in our new Iowa poll— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) November 2, 2015
Here's how the pollster summarized Bush's position:
Jeb Bush is having a rough time in Iowa. Only 30% of GOP voters see him favorably to 43% with a negative opinion, giving him the highest unfavorable rating of any of the candidates in Iowa. Among those who describe themselves as 'very conservative,' just 25% see Bush favorably to 53% who have a negative view. One measure of how Bush-resistant GOP voters are is that in a head to head with Trump he trails 55/37. By comparison Trump loses by double digits when matched up directly with Rubi0 (51/40), Cruz (53/36), or Carson (55/35).
Patience, preached Bush spokesman Tim Miller:
FYI political press corps. Jeb's going to have a few weeks of bad polls. Comebacks take time, we recognize and are prepared for that.— Tim Miller (@Timodc) November 2, 2015