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Iowa Republicans Are Worried About Jeb Bush's Viability

Focus group participants say they're worried the former governor's family loyalty—and his last name—could hurt him.
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Iowa Voters Share Their Thoughts on Jeb Bush

Iowa Republicans say they feel overwhelmed by the large number of potential candidates at this stage of the 2016 presidential nominating contest and are waiting for the field to shrink before they focus on the race. But they share one concern: Jeb Bush’s viability.

Contrary to earlier polling, likely Republican caucus-goers who participated this week in a Bloomberg Politics/Purple Strategies focus group in Des Moines said they were not especially troubled by the former Florida governor's past support for Common Core federal education standards or changes to immigration policy.