Poll: Only 15 Percent of Americans Want Jeb Bush To Run For President

A new poll shows that only 15 percent of Americans want former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to run for president.

The latest YouGov/Economist poll shows that 47 percent indicated that they did not want Bush to run. Thirty-eight percent indicated that they were not sure.

The poll also shows that both Bush and former Governor Chris Christie get a 49 percent favorability rating among those that identified themselves as Republicans.

Christie, however, is disliked by 37 percent of Republicans, which is a higher unfavorable rating than Jeb Bush - who got 25 percent.

Forty-two percent of respondents who identified themselves as conservatives gave favorable ratings to Christie while 44 percent rated him unfavorably. 

For Bush, 38 percent of conservatives rated him unfavorably compared to 33 who thought otherwise. 

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), however, enjoys much higher numbers than either Bush or Christie.

Sixty-three percent of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Paul, while only 15 percent rate him unfavorably. Sixty-one percent of conservatives polled rated Paul favorably.

YouGov Poll

Among Independents, 56 percent view Christie unfavorably, while only 45 percent of Independents view Bush unfavorably. Forty-one percent of Independents view Rand Paul unfavorably.

Only 15 percent of the Americans polled said that they wanted Jeb Bush to run for president while 47 percent said no. Thirty-eight percent indicated that they were not sure.

The poll was based on 1000 respondents conducted from April 12-14 with a 4.2 percent margin of error


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