‘Policies Of The Past’: Voters Agree, Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush Represent Policies of the Past

Screenshot 2014-06-22 at 9.08.39 AMEditor’s Note: Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush represent, in the eyes of many voters, the American aristocracy. Are voters willing to elect another president from either family?

For America’s two biggest political dynasties, not everything old is new again.

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll finds that near-majorities believe that Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton, both possible 2016 presidential candidates, would each “represent too much of a return to the policies of the past” as president.

“If Bush and Clinton succeed in getting their party’s nomination, it will be a ‘back to the future’ race for the 2016 presidential election,” says Democratic pollster Peter Hart.

Asked about Jeb Bush, the brother of former president George W. Bush and the son of George H.W. Bush, 48 percent of respondents said his potential presidency would be a throwback, versus 30 percent who said he would “provide the new ideas and vision the country will need.”

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