If Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton decide to run for president, it’s easy to make the case that both could win their party’s respective nominations. Their political and fundraising connections would make them instant contenders. And both are very skilled politicians with credible records in public service.
But a new Washington Post-ABC News poll suggests the two are not at all equal in the eyes of American voters.
When asked about Clinton, 25 percent of all Americans — Democrats, Republicans, and Independents — say they definitely would support Clinton if she made a White House bid, while 32 percent said they definitely wouldn’t support her.
However, when asked about Bush, just 6 percent said they would back him, while a stunning 48 percent said they wouldn’t support him under any circumstances.
Maybe Barbara Bush knew something when she said earlier this month she hopes her son won’t run for president. The Bush family name is still an albatross in national politics.