Jeb Bush, once presumed the Republican nominee, faced hecklers in Iowa just ahead of what is expected to be a humbling result in Iowa. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). STORY: Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who was anointed as the Republican frontrunner and widely presumed a year ago to become the party's presidential nominee, seemed set on Monday (February 01) to finish on well behind in the Iowa Caucus, the first contest in the U.S. presidential election. And as he campaigned in Des Moines, Iowa, hecklers interrupted him, before they were removed from the event. Late opinion polls showed Donald Trump, a blunt-spoken billionaire businessman who has never held public office, with a small lead over Ted Cruz, a conservative U.S. senator from Texas. Florida Senator Marco Rubio, once a political protégé of Bush, seemed poised to place third. But there is a large bloc of undecided Republican voters in Iowa and no certainty on who will turn up at the caucuses on a wintry evening, given that many supporters of Trump are new to the process and disenchanted with traditional politics. A Des Moines Register / Bloomberg Iowa poll on Saturday showed 45 percent of likely Republican caucus-goers were still uncertain. Iowans will begin choosing candidates at 7 p.m. CST