George W. Bush

Poll: George W. Bush Favorability Rating Higher Than Mitt Romney's, GOP's and Even Joe Biden's

At 46 percent it beats Romney's 43, Biden's 42 and the GOP's 41. Obama scores a favorability rating of 52 and Bill Clinton 64 twelve years after he left office


For all the talk about whether Mitt Romney should distance himself from George W. Bush –and the policies of the last GOP White House — a new survey shows that the former president actually has better favorability ratings than the Republican nominee.

A Bloomberg News National Poll released Wednesday has Bush receiving a favorable rating from 46 percent of those surveyed and an unfavorable rating from 49 percent. That's compared to Romney's 43 percent favorable and 50 percent unfavorable.