Bush, Huckabee Ahead of GOP Pack

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (photo credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Frank, there may be no front-runner, but take a look at this CBS News Poll which asked Republicans who they would support and who they would definitely not support.  Bush and Huckabee lead the field with 49 percent and 46 percent, respectively.

Rubio comes next at 37 percent, with Carson, Perry, Walker and Paul all in the low thirties.

The only candidate who is strongly upside down on the support question (more people say they would not support him than say they would) is Chris Christie, with 43 percent saying they would not support him versus 28 percent who say they would. Rand Paul is also upside down but narrowly, 31 percent say no way to Paul versus 30 percent who definitely would support him.

This is a wide open election definitely, but some things becoming clearer: Huckabee is a top tier candidate.  And Christie is not going to be the nominee, if you ask me.  Or Republican voters.

Maggie Gallagher is the editor of ThePulse2016.com.