Good news for President Bush: a new Gallup poll shows that the former president has a 53 percent favorability rate. In fact, all living former presidents enjoy more than 50 percent popularity, while President Barack Obama has a 47 percent favorability rating.
Gallup favorability ratings of living Presidents has Pres. Obama at 47-52, and Pres. George W. Bush at 53-44. http://t.co/SSd8RkdlWB
— STEW (@StewSays) June 20, 2014
Most popular living U.S. President? Clinton! Least popular living U.S. president? Obama! http://t.co/l3v0d0lzoD
— David Akin (@davidakin) June 20, 2014
Even Jimmy Carter has a favorable rating of 52 percent, although 16 percent of respondents said they had no opinion. Bill Clinton leads the pack with a 64 percent favorable rating, followed by George H.W. Bush at 63 percent.
Well, I lived long enough to see GW Bush become more popular than Barack Obama 🙂 http://t.co/lJZyRJINLK
— CTIronman (@CTIronman) June 20, 2014
Editor’s note: This post and its headline have been amended to correctly replace “approval” with “favorability” rating. Twitchy regrets the error.