Most Americans Agree with Jeb Bush's Mom: Jeb Shouldn't Run
Saturday Night Live may have portrayed Jeb Bush as a wannabe-Coachella hipster desperate to get the youth vote a few weeks backs, but by the funniest thing about his possible presidential campaign is the fact that his own mother, the ever-outspoken Barbara Bush, is publicly against it.
Over the past few years she's said multiple times that she doesn't think Jeb should run, and she's not pleased either with the idea of a Clinton vs. Bush presidential race, even if it is Jeb and Hilary.
"I think this is a great American country, and if we can't find more than two or three families to run for high office, that's silly," she once said. Well, a new WSJ/NBC News poll finds that the vast majority of Americans agree with her.
Here's exactly what the poll asked:
As you may know, it has been reported that both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are considering running for president in 2016. In an interview, former First Lady Barbara Bush said, "There are more than two or three families that should run for high office in America." Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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Sixty-nine percent of respondents say they agreed with the poll. Ten percent said the statement applied more to Jeb than Hillary, while 7 percent thought the opposite. Though, 50 percent said that the statement applied to each equally.
Though, 25 percent said they didn't agree with the statement.
Interestingly the poll found that both Clinton and Bush's unfavorability rating is 32 percent. The difference is that Jeb's favorability rating is only 21 percent. Hillary's is 48.
Barbara Bush has been blunt about her opinion of a Jeb run.
"I hope he won't," she once said, "because I think he'll get all of my enemies, all his brother's ... and there are other families."
"What date is Mother's Day this year? Asking for a friend," Jeb once tweeted out as a response. Well, actually it's two Sundays from now. Should be a good time for you two.
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