The biggest news of the week was Joe Biden announcing he would not be running. Biden who was as high as 3rd two weeks ago and 5th last week dropped out of the odds.
Hillary Clinton combined Biden’s dropout with her own momentum to jump to 56.2%, by far her highest point of the campaign. (She was at 43.4 the previous week and the previous high was in August at 47.5%)
The other big mover was Marco Rubio who gained 0.5% and jumped into 2nd place ahead of Jeb Bush for 2nd overall. Rubio’s jump into second was more a function of Jeb Bush continuing to fall.
Bush dropped by 1.9% to 7.0%. He has now dropped for 5 straight weeks and is not in second place for the first time since November 2014, when Rubio was in 2nd place.
Donald Trump dropped 0.7% to 6.8%. That drops him from 3rd place to 4th place as he was jumped by Rubio.
Bernie Sanders continues to be strong up 0.1% to 6.0% and in 5th place overall.
Carly Fiorina dropped by 0.9% to 1.7%. That was enough to allow Ben Carson to overtake her for 6th place.
Ted Cruz was able to move from 12th place to 9th place.
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