Jeb Bush: Voters Want Him, But He Doesn't Want Them

A new poll found Jeb Bush is most well-known and liked VP candidate, despite the fact that he doesn't want the job.

By SHARE

Republicans really want another Bush in the White House.

The only problem: Jeb Bush doesn't want the job.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that the former governor of Florida (and younger brother of George W.) is the most well-known and well-liked of all the possible VPs for Mitt Romney.

Sixty-three percent of Republicans have a favorable view of Bush, according to the poll.

He is also considerably more well-known than the other VP candidates. A majority of those polled didn't know enough about the "boring" Ohio Senator Rob Portman (in his words) to have an opinion, and 39 percent had no opinion of the charismatic Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

Despite his popularity, Bush seems content to let the dynasty rest for now.

He firmly told TV host Charlie Rose earlier this week: "I'm not gonna do it, and I'm not going to be asked, and it's not gonna happen."  

Bush also made an appearance on CBS where he reiterated his position: 

Voters may not have to wait long to see who is going to do it, however.

Politico reports today that the VP pick could come as early as July.

Elizabeth Flock is a staff writer for U.S. News & World Report. You can contact her at eflock@usnews.com or follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Most Americans Have Never Heard of Bain Capital
  • Romney: Employees Should Know Political Implications of Their Votes
  • Check out U.S. News Weekly: an insider's guide to politics and policy.