I'm looking at a couple of newly released state polls that were conducted before the debate. The results, for Jeb, aren't pretty.
One was conducted last week in Oklahoma by The Oklahoman. Here are the top finishers:
Carson 25There are similar numbers in this Franklin & Marshall poll of Pennsylvania, conducted October 19-25:
Trump 23Yeah, Jeb's been in the doldrums in a lot of polls. But 3%? Seriously? In the Pennsylvania poll at least, that's below the margin of error (+/- 3.9%).
I think it's been over for a while for Jeb. His remaining voters were heading for the exits before last night. Now the pundits finally get it.