Skip to comments.George W. Bush's Approval Rating Hits A Surprising 7-Year High As His Library Opens In Texas
Posted on 04/23/2013 7:07:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Former President George W. Bush's approval rating is up to 47%, a seven-year high for the former president, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The mark stands as Bush's highest approval rating since December 2005, one year through his second term in office.
By October 2008, Bush's approval rating had sunk to an abysmal 23% before inching up to 33% as he left the White House.
One possible cause for the bump besides the former Commander in Chief's time out of the spotlight could be the upcoming dedication of his presidential library. On Thursday, the $250 million Bush presidential library will be dedicated Thursday at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
All living presidents, including President Barack Obama, will attend.
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America longs for old normal.
I miss a President who didn’t leave the borders WIDE OPEN.
Surprising? Is that like "unexpected"?
Given that Der Leader is having a hard time breaking 50 percent, this is interesting information.
No, America doesn’t or it would have given an indication of that in past November.
No more Bushes — they had their chance twice and blew it.
No. But I DO miss Ronald Reagan...
Gee, just in time for Jeb to run.
Then you are certainly not missing Jeorge.
It shows that even an ultra-liberal like Maher is more willing to speak the obvious truth about terror than the man who started "the war on terror" in the first place. "Islam is peace" droned Bush gratuitously, just days after 9-11. "When we think of Islam we think of a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. Billions of people find comfort and solace and peace" he added, apparently having no clue what most of us really think of Islam, but more importantly what Islam thinks of us. You could say, to use a bumper sticker metaphor, Maher just stuck "Don't Mess with Texas" on his car, while Bush went with that absurd COEXIST decal.
Nice guy or simply stuck on stupid, Bush was not a good president.
Hmmmm....I wonder if GWB's popularity will be rehabilitated enough for him to speak at the RNC when Jebby accepts the nomination in 2016...
“Nice guy or simply stuck on stupid, Bush was not a good president.”
Hmmm, lemme think about the article’s straw man argument for a minute.
Someone who successfully waged 2 concurrent wars against islamic militants and their supporting sponsor states, killing many thousands of jihadists and their leadership is supposedly “not a good president” because of a statement made after 9/11 and the comment by a left wing ‘comedian’ about what his bumper sticker should be?
You think GWB’s bumper sticker should be Coexist rather than Don’t Mess With Texas, seriously? That’s delusional!
After saying “islam is a religion of peace” he kicked off two wars, and we’ve been killing international jihadis ever since. Oh, but folks like you carry on “he said blah, blah and I saw it on my TeeVee!!!” and that’s what really matters?
Get a clue: Maher is playing the public’s shift in sentiment after the bombing and, as always, is doing it at the expense of his political opponents. And you lapped all it up.
And the author of the article did as well.
It's insulting to many to make a case that GW Bush was not patriotic. Of the war, he was fought each day from the radical left. I am thankful our troops captured Saddam Hussein. Tommy Franks is a hero in my book. Our soldiers are always caught up in this mess of politics though they still join to fight for freedom.
You noticed that.
You Bush-bots seem to have trouble dealing with reality he really messed up the middle east, got a lot of American killed for questionable results, spent like an idiot and greased the skids for the Obama slide into socialism/communism. As for waging two concurrent wars, I’d say he handled them rather badly judging on the results (e.g., remember when he let Iran’s sock puppet go). When ever I hear a Bush-bot like you say “get a clue”, I say “physician, heal thyself.” What part of Bush is a liberal socialist do you have trouble understanding, or is that your ideal in a president?
With hundreds of negative stories running on Drudge, could not even pull him over or get the base to come out.
No more candidates like Romney, ever. Romneycare/Gay marriage bill, who was the father of that. No more, if they want to win again.
A liberal socialist? That’s a joke. You need to figure out who your enemies are, and it’s not a guy who kept taxes low, kept government out of way for businesses, and built a stronger military and aggressive strategy on Islamic terrorists.
Rick Perry for President...are you kidding me?
At least Cheney has had the guts to call this admin out...wish W would've stood up for himself, instead of letting 0 get away with the "I inherited this" crapola.
The final straw, for me, with W, was after I read this statement in this past weekend's Parade (an interview highlighting his library opening and attendance of all living presidents)...
..."And so yes, my administration and President Obama's administration have gone on the offense against people who would do us harm. The ultimate way for there to be peace however, is for freedom to take root, democracy to take root, where governments are decided by the will of the people. And that's beginning to happen as a result of the Arab Spring".
Ofcorse they are surprised...they have been trashing him for over a decade...and they fully expected him to be tried for war crimes by now...
Could be more than 4 years of having Obozo in the White House!!!
When the Homeland Security Dept was created, my hesitation, like many here was not what it was in 2002, but what it would be under a future administration. All our fears were warranted, because it didn’t even take 10 years.
The concept of all the agencies rolling up to one person was a good idea to create accountability and break down the existing barriers of sharing data. The addition of airport screeners, etc created a new monolithic body to infringe on our privacy. It was not hard to predict, either.
From similar WaPo article Bush’s approval is now equal to Obama’s in the WaPo/ABC polling:
“Days before his second term ended in 2009, Bushs approval rating among all adults was 33 percent positive and 66 percent negative. The new poll found 47 percent saying they approve and 50 percent saying they disapprove. Among registered voters, his approval rating today is equal to President Obamas, at 47 percent, according to the latest Post-ABC surveys.”