It seems Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the immediate Republican who has benefited from colleague and senior party leader Mitt Romney’s decision to not contest for 2016 presidential elections for consecutive third time.
According to a new poll survey, Walker opened up with a slight lead during the early-voting state of Iowa, as he climbed into first place after barely recording his presence in the tally three months ago.
The election survey, named ‘Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll’, which was released late Saturday showed the Dairyland Republican making a lead, of 15 percent of the support from the possible voters, against the increasing pack of potential GOP contenders for the 2016 run.
Political analysts say the 15 percent rise in voters count is a huge increase from the mere 4 percent that he garnered in the same poll in October last year.
Walker was followed by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee with 14 percent and 10 percent voter shares respectively.
Mitt Romney received 13 percent in the poll, but he made his poll ambitions clear on Friday that he would not be going for a third presidential bid.
The poll sample was surveyed between Monday and Thursday, before Romney’s announcement on Friday.
The poll spelled bad news for both former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as they managed to take home just 8 percent and 4 percent respectively in the poll results.
Both Bush and Christie are being considered by many as the front-runners for the Republican nomination for elections.