Thursday, November 7, 2013

Well, Lookie Here...

Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical
When President Obama first ran for the White House in 2008, it was with the promise to turn the page on the presidency of George W. Bush. But for all their political differences, it turns out the American public pretty much view the two men in the same light, according to new polling data.

In the first week of November in the fifth year of their presidencies, Obama and Bush have nearly identical approval numbers, according to the latest Gallup polling.
Boy, ain't that a kick in the teeth? Imagine that. After being subject to three years of "ZOMG Bush is soooooo unpopular", we're being treated to the rousing sound of crickets to this news. Of course, there is a twist:
In fact, Bush comes out one point ahead, 40 percent to 39 percent, respectively.
Oopsie. That's going to leave a mark, isn't it? That dumb ol' cowboy Bush is even more popular in the twilight of his presidential career than Teleprompter Jesus has got to rankle, doesn't it? It's even more stark when you realize that Bush was being blamed for two wars (at one point, Obama had us embroiled in something like four) as well as pulling the country out of the 2000 recession.

Imagine how bad Obama would be doing if the media wasn't firmly attached to his derriere?

That is all.


Spike said...

I'm just waiting till the next president starts pulling "Its Obama's fault."

We need a statesman, not a political hack.

Ed said...

There is just one thing to consider. The 40% who approve of one are not the same 40% who approve of the other.

Mixing the metaphor of the apples and oranges thing, the yield of oranges from the apple tree did not change.

mikee said...

Presidential popularity is about as useful a metric as the number of nipples on a wild boar. It isn't the popularity that counts, it is the power they wield no matter what anyone else thinks of them.

I learned that when Bill Clinton remained in office.