Jeb Bush has announced he is standing for the US Presidency. This is not unexpected, but is news. Donald Trump has also said he is standing. That is now serious news.
Could it be Bush vs Clinton again? Let’s look at the current polling for each primary.
Bush is averaging 9.7% in the heavily contested Republican race, behind Marco Rubio 12.4%, Scott Walker 11.0% and Ben Carson on 10.1%. Behind behind the flaky Carson is not good.
Clinton is averaging 58.5%, miles ahead of socialist Bernie Sanders on 12.0%.
What are their respective favourabilities?
Bush has 32% favourable and 50% unfavourable for a net -18%
Clinton has 46% favourable and 49% unfavourable for a net -3%
In a direct match up the average is Clinton 51%, Bush 42%. A landslide.
Of course 16 months to go, but hard to see Jeb Bush in the White House.