CNN Poll: Jeb Bush surges to become 2016 GOP frontrunner

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Jeb Bush is the clear Republican presidential frontrunner, surging to the front of the potential GOP pack following his announcement that he’s “actively exploring” a bid, a new CNN/ORC poll found.

He takes nearly one-quarter — 23% — of Republicans surveyed in the new nationwide poll, putting him 10 points ahead of his closest competitor, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who tallied 13%.

Physician Ben Carson comes in third, with 7% support, and Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are both tied for fourth with 6%.

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  1. I realise that with two presidents in the family he has name recognition. But what does he stand for? What is his platform on various issues?
    I would like him to give us a clue as to what kind of President he might become.
    For instance, immigration. Does he stand for amnesty or deportation? That one is admittedly a tricky question. If you answer deportation, then a whole lot of votes go against you. If you go for amnesty, a whole bunch of other votes are likely to go against you.
    In another year it might not even be an issue.
    Obamacare? Would he go for bringing the law down or leave it in place?
    There are a whole lot of people out there struggling with the additional premiums because it was represented one way and it turned out another. Some would even call that lying. Such as Michael in his article on Obama’s track record for not telling the entire truth.
    Would immigrants have to register for the draft if they get amnesty?
    Right now we are paying the military and all of the military are volunteers. But what happens if we exhaust that avenue and have to go back to a draft? Do the immigrants have to register or not?
    Does he stand for state’s right to work laws?
    What is his stand on planned parenthood? Abortion?
    How would he resolve the American college loans crisis? Will legislation be forwarded to allow bankruptcy? Or not.
    What does he think of Executive Orders that circumvent the congress?
    Will he take action to do away with previous Executive Orders like the one his brother made concerning the VA Hospital crisis in which he limited benefits to income?
    I would just like to know what he stands for. Because right now I think we have all had enough of both parties going back on their promises.

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