How Weak is the GOP Field?

My AEI colleagues Karlyn Bowman and Andrew Rugg:

A Weak Field? It’s a media trope that the Republican presidential field is weak and uninspiring. But 46 percent of likely Republican primary voters in a new national Suffolk University poll said they were generally satisfied with the field, while 40 percent were not.


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