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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    It's not unfair Pete... It is what it is.
    Okay, it's dishonest then.


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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Okay, it's dishonest then.
    Then talk to CNN about it if you feel that way.

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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, scandals that may or may not be their fault, 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.
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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.
    Andrew Jackson

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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Andrew Jackson
    Scientific polling didn't exist then.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Scientific polling didn't exist then.
    No telephones, no internet. It must have been painful.

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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    No telephones, no internet. It must have been painful.
    That was back when the census actually had to go door to door for EVERYONE. F that noise.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    When Obama was elected, I suspected he wouldn't do a very good job based on his beliefs and political philosophies, but with the media carrying water for him like they have and continue to do, I never suspected he would actually be less popular that George W. Bush. To me, that speaks volumes about how poor a president he really has been.





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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    When Bill Clinton left office, 31.6 million Americans were living in poverty. When Bush left office, there were 39.8 million, according to the U.S. Census, an increase of 26.1 percent. Yeah, enough to be so popular. I'll never understand our voters.

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    Re: Bush now more popular than Obama

    Guess what. Obama is the most popular sitting POTUS in the country.

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