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Poll: Obama and George W. Bush Now Equal in Public Approval

More than four years after he left office, former President George W. Bush's approval rating now equal President Obama's, according to a new Washington Post/ ABC poll.

Forty-seven percent of Americans say they now approve of the former president, while 53 percent disapprove, according to the poll, which surveyed 1,000 adults from April 17-21. Mr. Obama's approval rating also stands at 47 percent.

Mr. Bush left office under a cloud of controversy, taking blame from the public for the 2008 financial crash, the Iraq war and his handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In an Oct. 2008 Washington Post poll, his approval rating was as low as 23 percent. By January 2009, when he left office, just 33 percent approved while 66 percent disapproved.

Source: CBS News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Mongo||

    Reason has a weird fixation on polls.

  • sam the man||

    I was waiting for this stat to come out

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    I'd strongly advise retreating your bomb shelters now if you intend to survive the impending explosion of the Liberal blogosphere.

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  • Sevo||

    "Scientists are predicting that countries as far away as Malaysia with be affected by the enormous "BUUUUUUT BOOOOOOOOOSH!" shockwaves."

    And Sevo is predicting that shreek is going to break out in assholes and shit himself to death.

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