Skip to comments.44 Percent Would Rather Have Bush In Office?
Posted on 12/09/2009 5:18:31 PM PST by oblomov
It's a bit hard to believe, but that's what a Public Policy Polling survey suggests: that only half of Americans would rather have President Obama in the White House than his predecessor, while 44 percent would prefer George W. Bush to still be president. Here's PPP's Tom Jensen:
"Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country's difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections. Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore, which is good news generally for Republicans and especially ones like Rob Portman who are running for office and have close ties to the former President.
Beating someone 55 percent to 44 percent is a pretty good margin in politics, but it's surprising given that the two contestants in this numbers game are Obama and the wildly unpopular Bush.
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that is an unstatement.
They’ll ignore this as usual. 44% could be those waffling imbeciles called independents who swam in the hopeychangey river..
Not when considering the obvious bias the MSM has shown on both sides of the equation. Their campaign against President Bush can only be classified as character assasination while their "tingly leg feeling" over their chosen one is overtly absurd.
Are you serious?
Yes, I do.
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Have you seen Palin's soaring approval numbers?!? She's doing exactly the right thing right now.
I hope she can find a meaningful, tough job to do from now to the middle of 2011, to shore up any negative perceptions due to leaving the office of Governor early. (Yes, I know why she did it, it was for the good of both her family and the state.)
But in terms of strategic positioning, she's done a GREAT job in the last 3 months!
Stay outta the Bushes!
No and no. Sorry.
No and no. Sorry.
Wait, the double no was for Jeb. Not for No for Jeb, no for Sarah. Definite yes for Sarah.
Why didn’t they poll Obama vs McCain
I’d take “Billy Beer” Carter again over BO. At least Billy Beer was a grown up. Obama is making a mess that is going to be almost impossible for the adults to straighten out once Americans take their country back from the Marxist piggies.
No matter how bad Obama is, the American people will remain “hopeful”, and any Republican successor will undo none of these socialist measures. Liberals call their programs “settled law”.
“Jeb Bush/Palin 2012”
As much as I wholeheartedly disagree with you I admire your passion a lot. At least you aren’t a coward like the Romney supporters who are to afraid to just end their post with “Romney 2012”.
But Palin has to be number one, she’s a phenom, she’s what we need and Jeb is not IMHO. Jeb’s smooth as hell though I’ll give you that.
to be fair, aside from that one meeting at a fairfax pizza joint back in april, that natl council group really hasnt done anything. i don’t even think it’s still around or active in any way.
Sure do. A lot of perfunctory posts here, as usual.
Somewhat? Imagine how these numbers would read if the media simply played it straight down the middle and merely reported exactly has transpired since Obama took office.
There is something very suspicious about this; the Atlantic is where Andrew Sullivan works, and he is the author of particularly nasty articles about both Trig Palin and his mother, Governor Sarah Palin.
Inotherwords, the Atlantic has a known track record of bitter misogyny, of utterly DESPISING Sarah Palin.
So I am very curious that the Atlantic would ever do such a poll, much less publish the results.
Was it a fake poll?
What is their REAL intent? What is going on? This does not make any sense.
It wasn’t the Atlantic’s poll- it was conducted by the PPP, which is a Democratic-Party affiliated polling firm. Why would they publish the results? Two reasons I can think of:
1) polling firms earn credibility by reporting their findings, whether favorable to the firm’s patrons or not.
2) a lot of Democrats are tired of Obama’s tinkering with the economy. They want a full-blown New Deal II. They think it would cause Obama’s popularity to soar. No, I am not joking.
Palin for President in 2012.
Jeb Bush for Private Citizen in 2012.
The only Bush I want to see in the White House from now on would be the type that sits in a pot of dirt.
Agreed 100%. While I defended George Bush against most of what the radical left was saying about him; he was like to many “old guard” Republicans. Only giving conservatives the time of day when they come looking for campaign contributions.
Being a Floridian, I can saying 8 years of Jeb was enough for me. Jeb is not what this country will need to stop the bleeding and correct the immeasurable damage the Dems have done to her.
With that said, given the choice between Bush/Obama, Crist/Bush, I’d take a Bush. Yes, I’d take them over what we have now, but not in the future.