The chosen candidate of the Koch brothers, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI), has fallen to dead last at less than 1% support in a new Republican poll.
A new CNN/ORC Poll released today revealed that the Republican top three remain the same faces, but only the order has changed. Donald Trump is first (24%), Carly Fiorina is second (15%), and Ben Carson is third (14%). Marco Rubio has passed Jeb Bush for fourth (11%).
Bush is still stuck at 9%, and the rest of the Republican field is the usual group of no chance candidates. Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee are tied for sixth (6%). They are followed by Rand Paul (4%), Chris Christie (2%), John Kasich (2%), and Rick Santorum (1%). The final group is the candidate walking dead consisting of Jim Gilmore, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, and Scott Walker all at <1%. The former leader in Iowa and Republican top tier candidate Scott Walker has fallen to the level of Bobby Jindal and Lindsey Graham. Walker's reboot of his campaign with him playing the role of the new union-busting Reagan has completely flopped. The governor of Wisconsin has lost support in the polls since he promised to take his union busting agenda federal if he is elected to be the next president. In April, David Koch told donors that he wanted Scott Walker to be the Republican nominee, “We will support whoever the candidate is, but it should be Scott Walker.” Walker began his presidential campaign with a nearly point by point reading of the Koch agenda.
The wheels quickly fell off of the Walker campaign as numerous high profile gaffes exposed Walker for who he is, a college dropout who has little or no knowledge of the issues. Scott Walker quickly made things worse by flip-flopping on the issues with a frequency that would make even Mitt Romney’s head spin.
Donald Trump has muscled the Koch brothers’ chosen candidate nearly out of the Republican field. Scott Walker is a dead man walking, and will be remembered for authoring one of the most spectacular collapses of the 2016 election.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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