Bush closes the gap
December 09, 2009
Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country's difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections. Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore ...
Note to White House: I know that, according to the current speaker of all things White House, Mr. Obama does not pay attention to polls, but - get over it, you won, now deal with the fact 44% wish Bush was back and 50% don't want Obama.