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George W. Bush more popular than Obama: Poll

AFP , Wednesday 3 Jun 2015
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File Photo: US President Barack Obama shakes hands with former President George W Bush at the dedication of the George W Bush Presidential Center in Dallas (Photo: Reuters)
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Former US President George W. Bush is now more popular than his successor Barack Obama, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday.

The survey said 52 percent of Americans polled have a favorable opinion of the former Republican president who was in office between 2001 and 2009, while 49 percent share a similar feeling about the man currently in the White House.

It took nearly a decade for Americans polled to warm towards Bush, who led the United States during the September 11, 2001 attacks and launched two wars in its aftermath.

Among former presidents, George HW Bush and Bill Clinton have highly favorable ratings of 64 percent.

The views of past presidents will likely be increasingly important in America as two political families look to field a candidate in the 2016 presidential elections.

Hillary Clinton, wife of Bill, is the leading candidate for the Democrats, while presumed candidate Jeb Bush, brother and son of the two former presidents, may test the Republican field.

The survey released Wednesday was conducted by telephone from May 29 to 31 on a representative sample of 1,025 Americans, the margin of error is three percent.

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Farhan
04-06-2015 03:45pm
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Because Obama is a Muslim and black
Clearly shows racist nature. Bush invaded Iraq , this is why they like him.
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leila
04-06-2015 01:46pm
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Stranger than fiction
Bush higher approval rating ..... only in America!!!! Makes one wonder who ARE those people???
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abid shah
03-06-2015 10:07pm
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president Obama
The white conservative Americans are by and large a racist group who have been eating their heart out ever since president Obama election as president, a miracle in itself. He was elected by dint of his qualities, leadership and his sheer "presence"; In comparison Bush was and is a buffoon and no match for Obama on an intellectual and leadership level, a fact hard to swallow for the white supremacists. Bush performance as a president was so pathetic that a large body of American voters were left with no choice but to consider an alternate minority candidate. Let there be no mistake that history is about to repeat itself with the Republicans again fielding a bunch of buffoons for the upcoming election.
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abid shah
03-06-2015 10:07pm
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president Obama
The white conservative Americans are by and large a racist group who have been eating their heart out ever since president Obama election as president, a miracle in itself. He was elected by dint of his qualities, leadership and his sheer "presence"; In comparison Bush was and is a buffoon and no match for Obama on an intellectual and leadership level, a fact hard to swallow for the white supremacists. Bush performance as a president was so pathetic that a large body of American voters were left with no choice but to consider an alternate minority candidate. Let there be no mistake that history is about to repeat itself with the Republicans again fielding a bunch of buffoons for the upcoming election.
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O'Reilly
03-06-2015 08:00pm
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Religion
One is Real Christian, and Bush pretends to be!!
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B. Maher
03-06-2015 07:56pm
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It is only logical
One created a mess and the other is cleaning it. Cleaning the terd is alway less popular and harder than depositing it.
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Colbert
03-06-2015 05:20pm
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Both served 2 terms
One is white and not too bright; the other won the Nobel prize.
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Allen
03-06-2015 04:22pm
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No surprises here.
Two of the worst, and Obama dead last.
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