On the same day that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) announced that “actively” exploring running for president in 2016, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents said that Bush leads the potential Republican primary field if Mitt Romney doesn’t run.
The poll found that, without Romney, Bush gets 15 percent followed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) with 10 percent each.
But in a field in which Romney did run, Bush is in second. The poll found Romney with 20 percent followed by Bush with 10 percent, Paul with 9, then Ryan with 8, and then Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with 7 percent. Not a single name left on the list gets more than 6 percent.
See the full poll results here.