Jeb Bush says his brother George W. Bush is “a popular Republican.”
In an interview on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” on Friday, Jeb was asked when George W. Bush would join him on the campaign trail.
“You know, I’m asked that a lot, which is good news,” Bush replied. “People seem to be interested and I’m hopeful he will. The details haven’t been worked out.” (VIDEO: Barbara Bush Jabs Trump In Latest Jeb! Ad)
“He’s a popular Republican, that’s for sure. Most of the polls show he’s the most popular Republican in the country,” Bush claimed. “And I would love to have his support. He wants to help. I know I have to earn this as well. And so there’s a balance here, and that’s what we’re all about right now.”
Host Bill Hemmer followed up, asking if the former president would be joining his younger brother before the South Carolina primary on Feb. 28.
“I don’t know yet,” Bush replied. “There are people thinking about it and working on it. But my expectation is he’ll be out there with me and I’d love to have him.”
According to a Bloomberg Politics Poll conducted from Nov. 15-17, 2015, George W. Bush has a 45 percent favorable rating and a 50 percent unfavorable rating.
When Bush left the White House in 2009, according to the RealClearPolitics polling average, 29 percent approved, while 65 percent disapproved of his job as president. While in office, Bush did have a 90 percent approval rating in the weeks after 9/11 but prior to the 2008 election, he had a 25 percent approval rating, according to Gallup.