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Gallup: George W. Bush favorability 6 points higher than Obama
American Thinker ^ | 06/22/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 06/22/2014 10:12:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Given that Barack Obama and the Democrats waged his first presidential campaign on the premise that George W. Bush was the worst president ever, and that Hope and Change were just the ticket, the latest Gallup Poll results must be disheartening:

Gallup goes out of its way to soften the blow:

Americans typically rate presidents more positively after they leave office, so Obama's relatively worse standing than his predecessors is not surprising. However, the current poll represents Obama's worst favorable rating to date.

And it explains away Carter’s dismal showing:

Though Carter left office with similarly poor job approval ratings, his lower favorable ratings today are mostly attributable to one in six Americans not having an opinion of him. That includes 36% of those younger than 30, all of whom were born after Carter left office in 1981. The only other time Gallup measured opinions of Carter with this question format, in 2007, 69% rated him favorably, 27% unfavorably, and 4% had no opinion.

Gallup also allows for the possibility that George W. Bush may rise further in public esteem:


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bush; favorability; gallup; obama

1 posted on 06/22/2014 10:12:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This is proof that Americans are racists! /s


2 posted on 06/22/2014 10:13:49 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m stunned. So 6 into being on the job, results and competence may matter after all.


3 posted on 06/22/2014 10:14:27 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: SeekAndFind

This is hugh. I’m series.


4 posted on 06/22/2014 10:15:00 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: KC_Conspirator

RE: So 6 into being on the job, results and competence may matter after all.

4 shoulda been enough.


5 posted on 06/22/2014 10:19:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: KC_Conspirator

I thought FReepers’ beebers don’t get stuned!


6 posted on 06/22/2014 10:20:30 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obamatollah is the only one underwater


7 posted on 06/22/2014 10:21:18 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: SeekAndFind

Considering that, unlike Bush, 0bama has a permanent 13% which will never admit he’s anything but the Second Coming, those numbers are incredibly bad.


8 posted on 06/22/2014 10:23:56 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree 4 should have been enough.


9 posted on 06/22/2014 10:24:21 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: FredZarguna

How in the hell can obamatollah have a 47% favorability?


10 posted on 06/22/2014 10:26:58 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: SeekAndFind

Imagine how much higher it would be if the commie lib ‘RATS would stop blaming him for everything bad that happens to their regime.


11 posted on 06/22/2014 10:27:00 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: KC_Conspirator
A Presidential term of 6 year may be the way to go.
12 posted on 06/22/2014 10:29:11 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Dog

That was not my point. At 4 years of failing on the job, most people would be fired. But not this guy. To fire him based on poor performance would be racist.


13 posted on 06/22/2014 10:38:05 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: bicyclerepair

vey series.


14 posted on 06/22/2014 10:56:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

The MSM doesn’t bother covering the Gallup ratings anymore. Obama’s WH hates Gallup...and has had multiple tiffs with them......

This won’t be seen by many people..because the MSM is still in love with their King Obama....and they have their marching orders.


15 posted on 06/22/2014 11:02:16 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: SeekAndFind
Rush has a montague of Wolf Blitzed breathlessly announcing that Bush's numbers have dropped to the lowest numbers of any president ever... fifteen times an hour.

Bet Wolf Blitzed won't mention Ubama's numbers once.

16 posted on 06/22/2014 11:44:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s great and all, but Bush’s refusal to secure our southern border after 9/11 was criminal. He also got a good start on spending us into oblivion. We haven’t really had a president who was good for America since Reagan.


17 posted on 06/22/2014 11:45:32 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

REAGAN MISSING — This is supposed to be a poll of modern day Presidents. It includes Carter and every President thereafter. Hmmmmm.


18 posted on 06/22/2014 11:49:05 AM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: CWW

Think about how bad you’d have to be to rank lower than Carter.


19 posted on 06/22/2014 11:51:35 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: CWW

Love Ronaldus Magnus...but this is a poll re: LIVING Presidents.


20 posted on 06/22/2014 11:53:19 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Trod Upon

I’ll never forget the video/photo of Bush walking in a parade waiving a Mexican flag - absolutely disgraceful! But typical of a liberal RINO like the other Bushies.

“W” opened the door for obamatollah’s election.


21 posted on 06/22/2014 11:55:54 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: SeekAndFind

Well well well, 47%, now where have we heard that before?


22 posted on 06/22/2014 12:13:58 PM PDT by Newtoidaho
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To: SeekAndFind

There is no real difference between Obama, Bush, Clinton etc. These people are picked to be president by those who really control what happens in this country. The more divisive the better. People are led to think there opinions matter and manipulated into an us versus them mentality. People that are divided can never know their true power.


23 posted on 06/22/2014 12:32:17 PM PDT by freereality
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To: SeekAndFind

Perfectly stated. 4 should have been enough.


24 posted on 06/22/2014 12:59:42 PM PDT by pithyinme (Oh great 3 more years of crap to wade through....)
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To: SeekAndFind

Probably the most likely thing in this poll for Obama is the Obamatons are unhappy he’s not liberal enough.


25 posted on 06/22/2014 1:39:50 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind

if they ever figure out that ISIA found the missing weapons mass destruction...


26 posted on 06/22/2014 2:29:37 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Finally they have something that really is Bush’s fault.


27 posted on 06/22/2014 2:37:13 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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