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Jeb Bush Has Become The Least Liked GOP Presidential Candidate

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posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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Jeb Bush Has Become The Least Liked GOP Presidential Candidate

It may be time to for good ole Jeb to throw the towel in. This doesn't look like its going to be his year.


According to a Gallup poll released Friday, Bush has fallen to a minus 1 favorable rating among Republicans. Forty-four percent of Republicans give the candidate a positive rating while 45 percent give him a negative rating.

The "Jeb!" campaign, despite efforts to improve his image, has managed to make Bush the least liked candidate in the Republican race. Perceptions of Bush have been in steady decline since Gallup first started tracking his favorability last July, when he had a peak favorable rating of 27 .


I know I've seen a few posters remark about how he is supposed to make this remarkable comeback and end up as the Republican nominee, but that is also unlikely.


There's not much room for improvement, either. His name identification -- how many people know who he is -- is already high at 89 percent, second only to Donald Trump, the best-known candidate in the pack. An already high level of familiarity suggests that there's not many new voters on whom Bush can make a positive impression.


I mean stranger things have happened, but when you have the second highest name recognition in the election and are STILL floundering for support, things aren't looking too good for you.


Bush has not experienced any major scandal throughout the race. Rather, Gallup suggests that the anti-establishment sentiment could be driving his unpopularity. Poor debate performances and failed efforts by his campaign to stage a comeback could also be adding to the decline.


Yea, I can't think of any scandals that have killed his chances. He's just been left behind as a dinosaur of how things USED to work in the elections, but the game has changed with this election and he needs to accept that he is going to be a casualty of it. This is a prime opportunity to admit this and drop out of the race so as to narrow down the STILL too large Republican field.




posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 01:50 PM
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For some reason when I think of Jeb, I think of a little mouse in a lion's den, I have no idea why, but that's the vibe I get from him.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

The Bush brand been soiled and tarnished thanks to his brother.

Still I wont be happy until George W is put behind bars for treason and the family weath confiscated ( should be distributed to vets).



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: crazyewok
a reply to: Krazysh0t

The Bush brand been soiled and tarnished thanks to his brother.

Still I wont be happy until George W is put behind bars for treason and the family weath confiscated ( should be distributed to vets).


Not only his brother, his father ruined the economy as well. Both Bush's did.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Yea, his name has a lot of negative stigma attached to it. Kind of unfortunate because I think that Jeb is likely the the most sane of the bunch (he's is also the GOP's only shot at getting at least SOME of the hispanic vote). He's certainly more moderate than other Republican candidates and he is starting to come around to Climate Change (because it is effecting his state severely). But you are right, it is hard to shake the negative stigma around his name.

He started out strong because everyone knew his name and knew next to nothing about the other candidates or they were viewed as crazies. Then Trump made "crazy" cool, and suddenly everyone who only supported him because he was the most popular candidate jumped ship because they had a reason to act on their dislike of his last name.

I'm really surprised that he is still trying to hang on. He must realize all these things himself.
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posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:01 PM
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I can't help but laugh at Trump's characterization that Jeb is low energy.

I don't think he's going to recover from that.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

G.W. might have messed it up for him too. All those comedy youtube compilation vids and the 8 years of political BS while he was in office = a lot of people still remember that

Plus the thousands of people who automatically don't want to vote for him just because he would be the 3rd Bush in the White House, and that's just too much Bush..





posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:04 PM
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I actually think it's because he doesn't inspire any emotions at all. Even though I'm a proud progressive & socialist, Jeb doesn't provoke anger, care, curiosity, suspicion, or anything else with me. He's just really really boring. It almost seems like he's not even running.

He definitely has the name recognition, but he's kind of like a former grade school principal. You'd know who he/she was, but wouldn't want to invite him/her to a party or protest against him/her. You'd just glance, nod, and keep walking. That's the Jeb! campaign in a nutshell.

Note: The worse part is I know of some of his scandals and most of my extended family is still in Florida. I could probably dig up a lot of dirt on him, both from reports & scandals and from first hand accounts of the effects of his policies as governor. But I literally don't care enough to do it. He's that boring to me.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: crazyewok

Yea, his name has a lot of negative stigma attached to it. Kind of unfortunate because I think that Jeb is likely the the most sane of the bunch (he's is also the GOP's only shot at getting at least SOME of the hispanic vote). He's certainly more moderate than other Republican candidates and he is starting to come around to Climate Change (because it is effecting his state severely). But you are right, it is hard to shake the negative stigma around his name.

He started out strong because everyone knew his name and knew next to nothing about the other candidates or they were viewed as crazies. Then Trump made "crazy" cool, and suddenly everyone who only supported him because he was the most popular candidate jumped ship because they had a reason to act on their dislike of his last name.

I'm really surprised that he is still trying to hang on. He must realize all these things himself.


I agree with you on the most sane of the bunch, I think this is precisely why he will never win. Though I do rate Carson a bit as well, could care less of any of the others running.

Perhaps if Jeb didn't have to run in the shadow of his brother and answer controversial questions that might contradict his opinion of his brother - he'd stand a chance. In the end it really doesn't matter who gets seated in the house, the power hasn't left it's owners for over 60 years



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:09 PM
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Jeb's real problem is that he is more of the same old rancid.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

The problem is there is nothing to unify the Republicans, so many different agenda's in this over populated race for popularity.

Jeb would do well to drop out now and keep clear of the upcoming mess that will be the fallout at the end of the republican primaries.





posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:11 PM
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originally posted by: theySeeme

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: crazyewok

Yea, his name has a lot of negative stigma attached to it. Kind of unfortunate because I think that Jeb is likely the the most sane of the bunch (he's is also the GOP's only shot at getting at least SOME of the hispanic vote). He's certainly more moderate than other Republican candidates and he is starting to come around to Climate Change (because it is effecting his state severely). But you are right, it is hard to shake the negative stigma around his name.

He started out strong because everyone knew his name and knew next to nothing about the other candidates or they were viewed as crazies. Then Trump made "crazy" cool, and suddenly everyone who only supported him because he was the most popular candidate jumped ship because they had a reason to act on their dislike of his last name.

I'm really surprised that he is still trying to hang on. He must realize all these things himself.


I agree with you on the most sane of the bunch, I think this is precisely why he will never win. Though I do rate Carson a bit as well, could care less of any of the others running.

Perhaps if Jeb didn't have to run in the shadow of his brother and answer controversial questions that might contradict his opinion of his brother - he'd stand a chance. In the end it really doesn't matter who gets seated in the house, the power hasn't left it's owners for over 60 years

The thing is, Jeb was actually clinging to his brother's legacy in the beginning of his campaign. He probably would be better off just saying "He's my brother but we're completely different people. I have my own vision for America, so ask me about that. If you want to know about him, call him & set up an interview." In the past, that might've been seen as rude, but the current political climate would probably eat it up.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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Jeb seems like the guy that would have partied waaaaay too hard while his dad and brother were in power...and everything was given to him with a golden spoon. Now that it is his turn to run, he is a complete airhead. He should have thrown in the towel long ago instead of wasting the Bush name to smitherines...



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:18 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

He should probably focus on being a powerbroker behind the scenes. He has/had a lot of wealthy backers & connections, so he could probably be successful from that angle. But he's got the charisma of a doorknob and a toxic name, like an asbestos doorknob. (lol, that was so lame. it sounded funnier in my head.)



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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enlightenedservant

www.dailymail.co.uk...
Jeb Bush: 'I'm not my father or my brother, I'm my own man'





He did so many times in the media that he states he is his own man...have you been following Jeb Bush at all? Or are you just randomly throwing suggestions without checking out JB's statements in media???




posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Yeah, because Hispanics would never, you know, do something crazy like pitch in behind a Marco Rubio guy. Instead, they'd vote for an old white guy.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

I stand corrected.

I guess I only looked at the clips of him defending W's Iraq War policies and actions after 9/11.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: hubrisinxs
a reply to: Krazysh0t

The problem is there is nothing to unify the Republicans, so many different agenda's in this over populated race for popularity.

Jeb would do well to drop out now and keep clear of the upcoming mess that will be the fallout at the end of the republican primaries.




Yea. I agree. If he knows what's good for him he should drop out now. The GOP is going to be a mess when they fall flat on their face after they are proved yet again that insulting minorities doesn't win Presidential elections anymore.



posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 02:57 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Yeah, because Hispanics would never, you know, do something crazy like pitch in behind a Marco Rubio guy. Instead, they'd vote for an old white guy.



Well according to the numbers he doesn't have a lot of support.

Rubio’s Standing With Latino Voters


1. Net Negative with National Latino Electorate: This past November we asked 4,200 Latinos who voted in the 2014 midterm elections whether they had a favorable or unfavorable view of Rubio. Nationally, only 31 percent had a favorable view (12 percent “very favorable, and 19 percent “somewhat favorable) while 36 percent hold an unfavorable opinion of the Senator (22 percent “very unfavorable, and 14 percent “somewhat unfavorable”), a net of -5. Should Rubio become his party’s nominee, the campaign would need to engage in substantial Latino-specific outreach as we find that one-third of Latino voters had either never heard of Rubio (13 percent), or had no opinion (20 percent).


Though, I personally believe that Rubio is the next most moderate candidate in the Republican race, so if latinos aren't going to vote for Jeb, I'd see them voting for Rubio instead.

Do remember, Jeb's appeal with hispanics is that he married one. That was his angle to appeal to the hispanic voting base. Plus he is literally the only candidate who followed through on the GOP's changes that it decided to implement after losing the 2012 election. Changes like trying to appeal to hispanics/latinos instead of alienating them.
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posted on Jan, 8 2016 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
enlightenedservant

www.dailymail.co.uk...
Jeb Bush: 'I'm not my father or my brother, I'm my own man'





He did so many times in the media that he states he is his own man...have you been following Jeb Bush at all? Or are you just randomly throwing suggestions without checking out JB's statements in media???



Is it just me or does he look photoshopped into his family portrait (at the 0:41 mark in the video), conspiracy



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