And, according to Gallup, the increased good feelings for Bush crosses party lines:
So, Jeb Bush's deliberations on a White House run come against the backdrop of a little Bush boomlet.
From Bush 41 socks and books to gossip about White House hanky-panky, these last few years have put the Bush family back in people's living rooms in a nostalgic way, with Bush 43 often serving as narrator.
The latest? He's "re-explaining" his father to the American public in his new bestselling book, "41: A Portrait of My Father."
Well, I think I'm introducing him to our country in a way no one's ever known him. In other words, he's an extraordinary person, not only because of his accomplishments but because of his character. And secondly I understand how history works; it takes a long time for people to get to know him, get to know somebody and then analyze their decisions. But I wanted to be one of the first people out in the evaluation of George H.W. Bush.
Should Jeb Bush run, he will likely have to do similar work for his brother's time in office. But it won't be nearly as difficult in 2016 as it would have been in 2008 or even 2012.