Poll: Obama A Better President Than Bush

President Obama’s poll numbers are sinking, but they’re still not low enough to make people think he’s worse than his predecessor:

As low as President Barack Obama’s approval ratings might sink, Americans say he’s at least better than former President George W. Bush, a new poll shows.

In fact, 48 percent of respondents said that Obama is a better president than Bush, says a Thursday Time poll. Only 37 percent think that Bush performed better than Obama, while 7 percent put their performances at roughly equal.

So, the answer to those “Miss Me Yet?” billboards that you sometimes see is a pretty clear no.

 

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed for too young in July 2021.

Comments

  1. george says:

    Setting the bar pretty low though …

  2. Terrye says:

    There is a poll for everything. Here is a Gallup poll in which a solid majority say that Obama is worse or the same as Bush.

    Personally I think Bush was a helluva lot better than Obama.

  3. An Interested Party says:

    There is a poll for everything. Here is a Gallup poll in which a solid majority say that Obama is worse or the same as Bush.

    Umm, that poll also shows that an even larger majority say that Obama is better than or the same as Bush…nice try on your part, though…

  4. Davebo says:

    Talk about the silent bigotry of low expectations!