Monday, December 6, 2010

Gallup: Bush More Popular

If you are an unpopular politician, and would like to become more popular, get the public to compare you with someone they like even less. It has worked for George Bush, according to Politico.

They report here Gallup poll findings that George W. Bush is now slightly more popular than Barack H. Obama. Bush's popularity has climbed from a low of 25% to 47% today. Meanwhile, Obama's popularity has dropped to 46% from 63% immediately after his inauguration.

As the article notes, Bush always said that history would treat him more kindly than popular opinion. Who knows, perhaps he was right.

I persist in the belief that Obama has lowered the bar, making Bush look better in comparison. This is good for Bush but bad for our country.