Donald Trump is now beating Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio in their own backyards.
According to a Quinnipiac poll of Republican voters released Thursday, Trump is leading in Florida with 21 percent. Bush, the former governor, and Rubio, a senator, follow with 17 percent and 11 percent, respectively.
The poll of Florida Republicans has Carson at 11 percent, Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina at 7 percent, Mike Huckabee at 4 percent, Rand Paul at 4 percent, Scott Walker at 4 percent, John Kasich at 3 percent, Bobby Jindal at 1 percent and Chris Christie at 1 percent.
Trump often launches attacks at Bush while on the campaign trail. “I don’t see how he’s electable,” Trump said this week.
Bush took aim at Trump during an appearance in New Hampshire Wednesday.
“Mr. Trump doesn’t have a proven conservative record,” Bush said. “He was a Democrat longer in the last decade than he was a Republican. He’s given more money to Democrats than he’s given to Republicans.”