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George W. Should Go Eat Worms, Because Nobody Likes Him: POLL

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Time apparently does not heal all wounds, for former President George W. Bush remains deeply unpopular from coast-to-coast.

In fact, according to a CNN poll, Dubya is the only living ex-president with a popularity below 50%. And that may be good for President Obama.

According to the poll, released Thursday morning, 43% of people questioned had a favorable opinion of Bush, with 54% saying they had an unfavorable view of the former president. Bush's 43% favorable rating is the same as it was in 2010 in CNN polling, but is up from his mid-30's favorable rating during 2009, his first year out of the White House.

"Don't be surprised if the Obama campaign mentions the name of George W. Bush at every opportunity, and don't be surprised if that strategy works," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "And the mention of Bush's name appears to prompt at least a few people to take a more positive view of their current financial situation."

Even Jimmy Carter, a man satirically described on The Simpsons as "history's greatest monster," has a higher approval rating: 54%.

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  1. Why is that? Because he tripled aid to Africa from those suffering from HIV and AIDS related illnesses? Because he worked his way through a five-country African tour, met with leaders of impoverished countries and has has given more aid to that continent than any other US president?

    When you are so blinded by your personal and partisan hatred that you cannot see the good in anyone, then sorry is all I feel for you.

    Posted by: Alan | Jun 7, 2012 11:14:50 AM


  2. It's sort of comforting things don't happens after CNN "polls" but rather after "elections". Name one election since 2009 on a national scale where anything Obama has touched or gone within 10 yards of has won. I'll wait.
    It was nice seeing youze in Wisconsin this Tuesday, see you in Gabby Giffords district next Tuesday!

    Posted by: MarkUs | Jun 7, 2012 11:18:17 AM


  3. BWAAAAAHAHAHA!

    that comment from Alan the Troll is PRICELESS! oh, the irony.

    since when has alan ever cared about africa? LMFAO!

    bush is easily the worst two-term president in history. those that love him are among the stupidest people in america.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jun 7, 2012 11:20:32 AM


  4. The people don't dislike "W", they just (to paraphrase him) "misunderestimate" him!

    Posted by: Mary | Jun 7, 2012 11:22:20 AM


  5. BTW, usually there are hilarious Jon Stewart clips here. Where's last night's "MSNBeSad" clip? You'll laugh! I promise!

    Posted by: MarkUs | Jun 7, 2012 11:45:04 AM


  6. In administrations past, politicians would remind folks of the "misdeeds" of their political opponents. Hence Dems reminded America of Hoover & his economic flubs & Republicans called-up the spectre of Carter. You'd think that Obama would've done the same thing w G.W.Bush but surprisingly, no. Very little was made of the wide ranging crimes & misdemeanors of the Bush administration in an effort to be "bi-partisan". Seems as if only Obama, his DNC, his DCCC & DSCC have all succumbed to political amnesia.

    Posted by: mikeflower | Jun 7, 2012 11:45:24 AM


  7. The phrase from a Bush protester's sign sticks in my mind as the perfect summary of his two terms in office: "Drunken frat boy drives country into a ditch"

    Posted by: kelehe | Jun 7, 2012 11:48:24 AM


  8. ...and yet the Right Wing berates Carter...a Man who since leaving the presidency has done everything to HELP others...when it comeas to PEACE, and Habitat for Humanity

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jun 7, 2012 11:59:23 AM


  9. It's way past botox time for W.

    Posted by: russ | Jun 7, 2012 12:06:17 PM


  10. @Alan. Oh, I don't know: using the tragedy of 9/11 to lie us into an unnecessary war (while letting Bin Laden go free) ranks as pretty despicable.

    Or howzabout most people know that this Depression started under W's watch, despite Republican attempts at revisionism.

    And, pertinent to this site, the Rove machine used anti-gay initiatives to boost turnout in 2004.

    We could go on...

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 7, 2012 12:11:30 PM


  11. Hey Alan. What are you crazy! Why does everyone think its ok to give so much to Africa. I would not give them a dime. We need to fix the problems in our own back yard before we decide to help out a country that hates us. The way of your thinking is like this. Al Capone was a real good man , correct? Tens of thousands would have died in Chicago if he had not had soup kitchens to feed the hungry in Chicago. So now we need to move him to the " Good man list"?

    Posted by: Dan | Jun 7, 2012 12:34:28 PM


  12. @Dan Africa isn't a country.

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 7, 2012 12:51:09 PM


  13. This is the face I long to forget. It gets uglier & uglier every time I'm subject to viewing. Yes, we all age...but this is something else. This is what happens to the face of a person filled with a lot of nasty vile things.

    Posted by: Paul B. | Jun 7, 2012 2:18:34 PM


  14. Any chance we can just re-number our Presidents? I am old and tired and wish 8 of my years weren't wasted under W's reign. But then again, I think: Who gave us "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and, my costly favorite, "Defense of Marriage?" The newly valued Clinton.
    Strange bedfellows, indeed. (Everybody loves a blowjob. Well, maybe not Laura.)

    Posted by: Wavin' Dave | Jun 7, 2012 2:21:28 PM


  15. America lost a decade under he-who-must-not-be-named. Will we ever fully recover?

    Posted by: Dale | Jun 7, 2012 2:24:32 PM


  16. Yep, the worst President ever - by a long shot.
    And Sandra Day O'Connor has a lot to answer for too, with her pathetic decision.
    But it is no coincidence that Bush sticks to home turf ; we have the warrants waiting for him; he will be apprehended to answer breaches of International Criminal Law and breaches of the Geneva Conventions to which the USA is a party.
    So come on down ,George, and don't order any more evidence to be destroyed because we will charge you with that too.

    BTW, have the copies of those water-boarding vids turned up yet ?
    Hello Wikileaks, are you listening ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jun 7, 2012 2:50:03 PM


  17. @jackfkntwist — are there really warrants waiting? Because I've been waiting for the warrants for 3 1/2 years, nobody seems to be moving either butt or little finger to get this asswipe's ass… do you know something I don't?

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Jun 7, 2012 3:44:50 PM


  18. he may not be the worst US president ever (though he ranks up, or should I say, down there) but I do believe he was one of the stupidest - his initial election was possible only by a coup d'etat by the right-wing supreme court, and his re-election possible by massive disenfranchisement and corruption of the US electoral process, which is now pretty much DOA

    Posted by: michaelj72 | Jun 8, 2012 12:06:22 AM


  19. Dubya has a crooked face.

    Posted by: David | Jun 8, 2012 4:44:49 PM


  20. SO, Former President George Walker Bush SHOULD "GO EAT WORMS," WHILE Barack IS A HERO. I HAVE NEVER BEEN UPSET WITH President Bush; I THINK REPUBLICANS WHO WERE UPSET ARE NO LONGER. REPUBLICAN DISCONTENT WITH President Bush WAS BASED ON HIS POLICIES - NOT, HIS VALUES. BECAUSE OF OUR CURRENT NATIONAL CRISIS, I THINK THIS POLL'S 43% FAVORABILITY-RATING [JUNE 2012], IS "SUSPECT."

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 20, 2012 3:07:35 PM


  21. Former President George Walker Bush IS A HANDSOME MALE. IT IS IN EXTREME POOR TASTE FOR DEMOCRATIC JOURNALISTS TO CONSTANTLY RELEASE THE MOST "UNFLATTERING" PHOTOGRAPHS OF President Bush THEY CAN FIND. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 20, 2012 3:15:33 PM


  22. The worst president ever?? He kept this country safe after 9/11. He warned Iraq to let us into the country to to make sure they were NLT building WMD's. Iraqis refused and we went into war. President Bush was not responsible for economic crash it was started by the Clinton administration and propagated by a democratic congress. During the Bush administration the people received stimulus checks instead of the big companies that created this economic mess as our current campaigner-in-cheif did...not the worst president.

    Posted by: Junior | Jun 24, 2012 8:53:07 PM


  23. The worst president ever?? He kept this country safe after 9/11. He warned Iraq to let us into the country to to make sure they were NLT building WMD's. Iraqis refused and we went into war. President Bush was not responsible for economic crash it was started by the Clinton administration and propagated by a democratic congress. During the Bush administration the people received stimulus checks instead of the big companies that created this economic mess as our current campaigner-in-cheif did...not the worst president.

    Posted by: Junior | Jun 24, 2012 8:53:10 PM


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