Support For Both Men Drops After They Reveal Presidential Ambitions
According to a recently released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, support for both Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney has dropped since the two men revealed their Presidential ambitions earlier this month.
According to the poll, 27% of Americans currently have a positive impression of Mitt Romney, down from 32% in September of 2014. In September of last year, 60% of Republicans said that they viewed Romney in a positive light - that number now stands at 52%.
For Jeb Bush, however, the numbers are even worse. Just 19% of Americans give Jeb Bush a positive rating while 32% view him in a negative light. 37% of Republicans view Bush in a positive light, down from 44% in November of last year.
Mitt Romney surprised many by revealing earlier this month that he wants another shot at becoming President of the United States.
Romney had previously been steadfastly against the idea of another Presidential run and seemed more energized by the idea of strengthening the Republican party from within. Many people, however, are of the opinion that Mitt Romney is the only person who stands a chance against Hillary Clinton in 2016. These people have been constantly asking Romney to reconsider and their pressure seems to have paid off.
Jeb Bush, on the other hand, seems to be suffering from a lack of recognition. A full 13% of respondents didn't know who Jeb Bush is, while many others likely view him in a negative light because of his last name. In addition, many conservatives and Tea Party supporters have decided that Bush isn't conservative enough (just 30% of conservatives and Tea Party supporters said they viewed Bush in a positive light, compared to 52% for Romney) for their liking.
The likely opponent for the Republican party in 2016, Hillary Clinton, is currently enjoying a 45% positive rating from Americans.
Source: MSNBC.com - Poll: Support for Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush Has Dropped
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