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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:35 PM

Poll: Bush, Obama gaining popularity under Trump

By NEGASSI TESFAMICHAEL at Politico

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/19/bush-obama-presidents-gallup-poll-239727

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Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have seen their favorability ratings rise in retirement and since President Donald Trump took office, according to a Gallup Poll released Monday.

Both Obama and Bush are viewed favorably by about six in 10 adults, and both are more popular than Trump, who registered a favorability rating of 40 percent in the current poll.

Bush, who left office in 2009 with a favorability rating of just 35 percent, now sits at 59 percent, just four points shy of Obama’s current favorability rating of 63 percent.

Bush’s favorability was at 52 percent a year ago, while Obama's favorability was at 58 percent when he left office in January.


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Reply Poll: Bush, Obama gaining popularity under Trump (Original post)
applegrove Jun 19 OP
underpants Jun 19 #1
DemocratSinceBirth Jun 19 #2
nycbos Jun 19 #3
bresue Jun 19 #4
BannonsLiver Jun 19 #5
bresue Jun 19 #8
Martin Eden Jun 19 #6
bresue Jun 19 #10
BumRushDaShow Jun 19 #7
Tarheel_Dem Jun 19 #9
malaise Jun 19 #11

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:43 PM

1. Some of that is pity for W

He was horrible

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:46 PM

2. I like Bush much more than Trump.

I think I could shoot the breeze with the former and not the latter.

He raised two independently minded children, not evil spawn like Trump. That's a testament to him and Laura.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:51 PM

3. The difference between Bush and Trump is that...

... Bush actually believed in his heart of hearts that he was doing the right thing for the country. I never agreed with the man once but I never doubted he was sincere.


Trump on the other hand is in it for himself and he changes his beliefs depending on his last meeting.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:51 PM

4. Bush was a weak president who let his advisors run the WH.

He is my worst nightmare...

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Response to bresue (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 06:59 PM

5. You ain't seen nothing yet, as the saying goes

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:03 PM

8. Isn''t that awful!!!!

All he needs now are some religious extremes such as Bakker, Robertson, or Graham to join his WH. That way they can all pray together before they start each day......lol!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:01 PM

6. GW is a War Criminal in my book

He, Cheney, and probably some others from that administration belong in prison.

I will never cut them slack for Iraq.

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:05 PM

10. Neither will I...even if the policies were not created by Baby Bush...

He stood loyally behind Rumsfeld, Rove, and Cheney and let them railroad him!!!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:03 PM

7. Why is Shrub suddenly that popular?



I supposed because he mostly stayed silent for the past 8 years.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:04 PM

9. I think it's the fact that Bush & Co. can no longer do any damage, which says much more about the...

current occupant of the WH, than it says about either Obama or Bush.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:06 PM

11. Obama was already a popular President

when he left office

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