Voters shrug off ‘typical politician’ Jeb

(BLOOMBERG) Jeb Bush’s presidential prospects are not looking good in the two states that will cast the first votes of the 2016 election.

Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin and John Heilemann conducted simultaneous focus groups with Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire on Monday, at a crucial juncture in the presidential race when horserace numbers show “outsider” candidates surging and a candidates prepare for a third televised debate just around the corner.

When asked to describe the former Florida governor, participants called the one-time front-runner an “underdog” and described his prospects as an “uphill battle.” Others described the candidate as “over-rated,” “typical politician,” “way out of touch” and “a lot of baggage.”