• Scarborough: No Republican Is Excited For Jeb Bush

    A recent Bloomberg/Purple Strategies focus group fielded questions on Jeb Bush and the possibility that he could face Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head battle for the White House.

    Participants in the focus group said they’re worried the former two-term Florida governor’s last name, Bush, could hurt him in a general election clash against Clinton.

    Not naming Jeb Bush specifically, one woman said “Hopefully someone strong will rise to the top and I think it’s scary right now with that big, wide-open field. I don’t see a really good strong candidate.”

    MSNBC host Joe Scarborough took the focus group’s answers as, yet, another example of the underwhelming feeling people have for a Jeb Bush presidential candidacy.

    “We were at CPAC together, we’ve been to the New Hampshire event together. We go to all of these events, and nobody is running around with their hair on fire saying ‘I hate Jeb Bush,'” Scarborough said Thursday. “It’s worse than that. Nobody is talking about him. I have yet to find the first person of all of the Republican events I’ve been to come up to me and go, ‘I’m here for Jeb. I’m excited.’ It’s non-existent.”

    That may be true. But Jeb Bush is still leading the GOP pack. And with the first GOP presidential debate scheduled for August 6th, America will only get to see the top 10 Republican candidates. There currently 16.

    According to the five last national polls–Fox, NBC, Quinnipiac, CNN, Monmouth–Jeb is leading the pack among the top 10 Republicans:

    1. Jeb Bush 15.8%

    2. Scott Walker 12.0%

    3. Marco Rubio 11.6%

    4. Ted Cruz 8.8%

    5. Rand Paul 8.6%

    6. Mike Huckabee 8%

    7. Ben Carson 6.8%

    8. Chris Christie 5.4%

    9. Rick Perry 3.0%

    10. Donald Trump 2.2%

    Contrary to what ol’ Joey believes the public sentiment is, somebody out there is Ready For Jeb.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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