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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    How popular was Bush-43 in his 7th year--especially when compared to Clinton?

    And can rightie conservaTEAs really say with a straight face that the derangement syndromes toward GWB and BHO both were the same ?
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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Great. That headline is also rather meaningless and dishonest

    1) Comparing FAVORABILITY ratings to JOB APPROVAL ratings is comparing apples to oranges and is rather intellectually dishonest. They are in essence, two very different things. Favorability rating is basically, "Do you like a guy." Job approval rating is "Do you approve of the job someone is doing." Those are two very different measures of "popularity."

    2) Almost all ex-Presidents enjoy growth in their favorability ratings after they leave office. They don't have to deal with the media, Congress, the realities of governing and executing policy, etc. All ex-Presidents have to do is stay home, make intermittent public appearances, not put themselves in a position to do something douchebaggy that will be reported by TMZ, and they'll be fine. Look at Jimmy Carter.

    3) A better comparison would be to compare Bush and Obama's job approval ratings at the same point in their respective presidencies. Obama's current approval rating is about 47% based on Gallup. Bush, at a similar point in his Presidency, was in the low thirties.

    But I suppose it's easier to grab on to a partisan bull**** headline and not do the intellectual legwork to notice that apples are being compared to oranges than it is to be honest about reality.
    Hey, I didn't write the headline CNN did and they are hardly an anti-Obama or pro-Bush network.

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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Must've polled the KKK. You know it's racism.
    Especially since those folk are now in the GOP--the 4th rise of the KKK .
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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Hey, I didn't write the headline CNN did and they are hardly an anti-Obama or pro-Bush network.
    They're neither--do you ever watch it?
    News minus the snark--which is why Priebus and the RNC still include CNN in their debates .
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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Bush isn't president anymore, and he's not in the news every day. Name me a president whose popularity ratings didn't rise a few years after he left office.
    Jimmuh "Peanut" Carter........."Richard Nixon".

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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Especially since those folk are now in the GOP--the 4th rise of the KKK .
    Relax, NIMBY. I wasn't serious. Hope you're not, either.

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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Relax, NIMBY. I wasn't serious. Hope you're not, either.
    1870s, 1920s, 1960s, 2010s--I don't deny history .
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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Especially since those folk are now in the GOP--the 4th rise of the KKK .
    Humbolt was being sarcastic and what's really sad is, you were being serious. It's a shame that criticism of, and accusations against republicans are the focal point of the democratic party platform to win elections these days.

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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Jimmuh "Peanut" Carter........."Richard Nixon".
    Carter's is significantly higher.
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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Relax, NIMBY. I wasn't serious. Hope you're not, either.
    Sure he was serious... See my previous post.

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