GALLUP: Ted Cruz Tops GOP Favorability Poll

Jeb! is in the red. The Hill reports:

For the first time since he launched his presidential bid, Jeb Bush’s net favorability among Republicans is negative, according to a new Gallup survey released on Friday. Once considered the GOP’s front-runner, the former Florida governor’s plus-27 favorability rating in mid-July has now declined to a minus-1 less than a month before the Iowa caucuses.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is seen as the most favorable candidate, with a net favorable rating of plus-45, followed by Ben Carson at plus-40, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at plus-35.

Donald Trump, who has led national polls in the primary race for several months, has a net favorability of plus-24. He is the only candidate within 10 points of Bush’s unfavorable rating, with 35 percent of Republicans viewing him negatively.