Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Political Families With Baggage

Both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush benefit from the public identifying their last names, but suffer from baggage – more for Bush.

Hillary Clinton beats Jeb Bush by 44 percent to 36 percent in the latest Colorado Quinnipiac poll. One of Bush’s handicaps in Colorado is the Bush presidential history. Thirty-nine percent of voters said his “father and brother” both serving as president made them less likely to vote for him. Due to Bill Clinton’s presidential stint, Hillary has a quarter (24%) of voters saying they are less likely to support her.

Hillary Clinton’s most serious handicap will be the current Democratic president. The poll showed 58 percent of the electorate want the “next president generally…change direction from Barack Obama’s policies.”

See The Buzz: Clinton ahead by less than margin of error

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