Americans now have a more favorable view of former President George W. Bush than they do of President Barack Obama.
While the Hill shows how Bush’s poll approval rating has actually increased in recent past.
Bush’s numbers, meanwhile, mark a major shift for the former president since he departed office in early 2009, CNN said.
It noted that back then, a third viewed Bush favorably.
Bush’s favorability, CNN added, has remained below the 50-percent threshold most of the time since his presidency.
Just one year ago, it said, the former president had a 46-percent favorability rating. Another 51 percent, however, still viewed Bush unfavorably.
Bush’s new score reflects more positive views of him across a wide variety of groups.
CNN said that the former president has notched an 11-point increase among men, a 10-point increase among Republicans and an 8-point increase among suburbanites. Read more…