Support for Jeb Bush’s campaign appears to be flagging as lesser-known Republican rivals continue to pick up steam.
The former Florida governor had been considered the Republican Party’s frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race until this summer’s media circus propelled real estate tycoon Donald Trump to the front of the pack.
In Trump’s wake, the overcrowded GOP field has received a remarkable amount of attention. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio were quick to capitalize on the heightened coverage and have quickly climbed in the polls. Bush, on the other hand, suffered the greatest fall.
Top GOP donors have reportedly told Bush that he will start hemorrhaging fundraisers if he does not rev up momentum in the polls — which don’t look pretty.