If the GOP establishment is harboring thoughts of nominating Jeb Bush for the presidency in 2016, they might want to consider the results of a new Rasmussen poll that shows how Bush would fare head-to-head against Hillary Clinton. The poll found 47% of likely voters would vote for Clinton, while only 33% would vote for Bush.
One of the problems for Bush is that voters seem to be tired of his family; 50% of voters said that because his father and brother served as president they would be less likely to vote for him. There has been speculation that Clinton’s age (she would be 69 if elected) would work against her but only 16% of voters agreed with that assessment.
Despite the antipathy for the Bush family, the percentage of voters who worry about family dynasties dominating the presidency has drooped from 47% in 2008 to 37% now.
The support in their own parties for Bush and Clinton show that the GOP is more tepid for Bush; 72% of GOP voters support him while 85% of Democrats support Clinton.