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Jeb Bush: Family 'split' on White House run

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Sunday said his family was divided about whether he should make a bid for the White House in 2016.

“I think we’ve got a split ballot amongst the Bush senior family,” Bush said on ABC’s “This Week.” “Pretty sure that’s the case.”

It seems that former President George H.W. Bush is more supportive of putting another Bush in the White House. Former first lady Barbara Bush earlier this year told NBC, “we’ve had enough Bushes” at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

The public perception of the Bush family as a whole will certainly influence the former Florida governor’s decision. And so-called Bush fatigue seems to be fading.

A Gallup poll released this week found that President George W. Bush is now more popular than President Obama. Bush had a 49 percent approval rating with the public, compared with 47 percent for Obama.

 

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