Saturday, December 12, 2009

Obama Kindles Nostalgia for Bush

Now here’s a strange poll reported at Politico:

Bush closes the gap

Public Policy Polling:

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, which is good news generally for Republicans and especially ones like Rob Portman who are running for office and have close ties to the former President.
(via Political Wire)

Obama is starting to lose to a former president? And one legendary, at least amongst his enemies, as the most unpopular president of all time? This serves Obama right for running against Bush in the first place. I wasn’t asked my opinion for this poll, but it wouldn’t be Bush I’d rather see back on the job rather see Bush back on the job at this stage. Bush has earned his rest. And things are so mucked up at this point no one less than Dick Cheney could fix things.

1 comment:

Wendy Woodley said...

How I miss that secure feeling I had when President Bush was the Commander-in-Chief. Dick Cheney for President - now that IS a change I can believe in!