Jeb Bush has won his home state of Florida’s primary and he’s expected to win in the fall, despite a weak showing by his Republican rivals.
The former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate is the clear favorite in the crowded GOP field.
But there’s a question mark over his prospects in a general election.
Read More Jeb Bush is the natural choice to be the next president of the United States, but a lack of experience and a low approval rating are keeping him from the Oval Office.
In a New York Times/CBS News poll released Thursday, only 6 percent of registered voters view Bush favorably, while 48 percent view him unfavorably.
Bush has been criticized for his lack of political experience, his inability to connect with voters and his lacklustre campaign style.
His former Florida colleagues are looking to turn things around, with former Florida Gov.
Charlie Crist announcing plans to run in 2018.
Former Pennsylvania Gov.
Tom Corbett and Wisconsin Gov.
Scott Walker have also made national headlines in the past week.
Trump has consistently failed to capture the Republican Party’s support.
His campaign was so lackluster in Florida, he even failed to win a primary there in February, losing to Sen. Marco Rubio in a state that voted overwhelmingly for him in the 2016 presidential election.
It wasn’t until March, when he won the state’s primary, that he received a victory in the general election, defeating Rubio by less than 3 percentage points.
The latest polling data from ABC News/Washington Post indicates that Florida is one of the most competitive swing states in the country, with the most polls showing Bush with a lead of 1 percentage point or more.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday indicated Bush had a 16-point lead over Rubio.
If Jeb Bush can win Florida and beat Trump in a GOP primary, he has the potential to become the Republican nominee.
He has also been seen as a possible front-runner in the upcoming Senate race in Virginia, which is still a week away.
However, he trails former Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who is also a potential 2016 presidential contender, in the state by 2 percentage points, according to RealClearPolitics.
For Trump, Florida is an important state to win because it’s home to the largest Latino population in the United State.
If Trump can capture a majority of the Hispanic vote, he could pull off a win in a Republican primary and end up being the Republican candidate in the White House.
But that would be extremely difficult for the presumptive nominee to achieve.
ABC News’ David Madden contributed to this report.