'Is Jeb Related to George W. Bush?' Many People Didn't Know
Programming Alert: Jeb Bush will be joined by his brother, President George W. Bush, in an exclusive interview on "Hannity," Monday at 10:00pm ET.
We aren’t sure whether to laugh or cringe about this one.
As the presidential candidates duked it out in last night’s ninth Republican debate, viewers used it as a chance to familiarize themselves with the contenders who stood out to them.
Unsurprisingly, Jeb Bush – who got caught in one of the night’s biggest clashes while defending his family against Donald Trump’s criticisms – was among the candidates being looked up online.
But according to Google Trends data, it wasn’t so much Bush’s policy experience that people were interested in.
The top trending question asked about him in South Carolina was, “Is Jeb Bush related to George W. Bush?”
Some say the data is telling of Jeb’s path on campaign trail.
Until recently, the former Florida governor had tried to distinguish himself from his family’s political dynasty, Tucker Carlson noted on Fox and Friends Weekend.
That may all change in the coming week, as Jeb’s brother, the former president, joins him out on the trail.
“The question is: does it help when voters learn that Jeb Bush is George W. Bush’s brother?” asked Tucker.