House of Bush 3.0

Should Jeb Bush Be Freaking Out Right Now?

 

fivethirtyeight.com – Marc Ambinder

It’s time again for our weekly 2016 election Slack chat, in which FiveThirtyEight’s political team debates the latest developments. As always, the transcript below has been lightly edited.

micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): So, is Jeb! toast? There’s been a spate of articles recently suggesting he should be panicking right now. And he’s at a low ebb in national polls:

hjenten (Harry Enten, senior political writer): Why should he panic? The leader in the polls is Donald Trump (though trends indicate that he may not be for much longer). A man who basically spent no money on his campaign. A man whose favorable ratings are dropping. Second is Ben Carson and third is Carly Fiorina — neither have ever held elected office. Bush has the most money, the most endorsements … so NO, I wouldn’t panic.

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