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

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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.