Monday, June 15, 2015. Jeb Bush announces his Presidential candidacy.
Tuesday, June 16, 2016. Donald Trump announces his Presidential candidacy.
Monday, July 13, 2016. Jeb Bush's poll average peaks at 17.8%.
Tuesday, July 14, 2016. Jeb Bush's slide begins. (Drops 0.8 in one day.)
Source: Real Clear Politics
And just when it seemed as though he was reversing his downward trend. BAM!
Jeb Bush, after disappointing finish in South Carolina, ends his campaign for president. (Los Angeles Times, 2/20/2016)
He launched his campaign in the warmth of a Florida summer, hailed as the candidate who melded a new, multicultural Republican appeal, a family history of winning and the most formidable fundraising machine his party had ever built.
Eight long, humiliating months later, in the South Carolina winter, John Ellis Bush gave up, making him the most prominent casualty of an unruly presidential contest and marking a stunning public repudiation of a family that defined GOP success for decades during two turns in the White House.