George W. Bush Approval Rating High, More Popular Than Obama, Says Gallup Poll

President George W. Bush’s approval has gone up, making Bush more popular than Obama.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Barack Obama approval rating seemed to be scandal proof at first. Benghazi and the AP/Fox News scandal didn’t put a dent in Barack Obama’s public popularity, but the IRS scandal has seen Obama’s approval rating drop quickly. Never mind the NRA PRISM scandal.

The height of the President’s popularity saw Obama’s approval rating at 58 percent. Back in May of 2013 the Obama approval rating stood at 54 percent. As news of the Obama IRS scandal continue to be reported by the media the Obama approval rating took a tumble, with polls showing that only 49 percent of the registered voters surveyed believed Obama to be “honest and trustworthy.” But according to Gallup the Obama approval rating stands at only 46 percent.

This means former President Bush is more popular than Obama, with the Bush approval rating standing at 49 percent, with only 46 viewing Bush unfavorably. It’s possible that many Americans have started to realize that Obama has been continuing many of the Bush administration policies, whether it be the Obama NSA spy programs, the wars in the middle east, banking and big business bailouts, or Obama economic policies like the quantitative easing (QE) programs. A recent “George W. Obama” picture criticized the President for these actions.

The recovery of the Bush approval rating is not that unusual according to Gallup. Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton all have favorability ratings over 60 percent.


Why do you think former President George W. Bush’s approval rating is higher than the Obama approval rating?