For First Time in 8 Years, US Likes George W. Bush
Gallup favorability ratings tip into positive territory
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 11, 2013 7:09 PM CDT
Former President George W. Bush at his new library in Texas.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

(Newser) – It's a milestone any former president would love: For the first time since 2005, more Americans approve of George W. Bush than disapprove, reports Gallup. He now stands at 49-46—up 9 in the "view favorably" category and down 13 in "view unfavorably" since he left office in 2009. (He still registers only a 24% favorable rating among Democrats, 60 points below his score among Republicans.)

All the recent former presidents are at 60% favorable or above, including Bush senior at 62%. He turns 89 tomorrow, incidentally, and his foundation wants everyone to wear brights socks (and photograph them) to mark the occasion, notes the Dallas Morning News. (It's his signature style now.)

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1492
Jun 25, 2013 2:24 PM CDT
How quickly the ignorants forget. He allowed 9/11 to happen by dismissing all (All) the CIA warnings and warnings from his terrorist Czar Richard A. Clark who presented the memo telling about the Phoenix terrorists learning to fly, not learning to land. "Mission Accomplished" He took his eye off his target (Osama) and pursued the innocent He hung a legitimately elected President because he had killed his own people...I don't care if he was in love with the Avon lady, he didn't have WMDs for which he died for. As Texas governor he executed more death row inmates than any other governor in history. He killed beautiful Carla Faye Tucker after she had been a model prisoner helping others for twenty years. He had the power to grant "Life" instead he chose "Death". He stole the Presidency in Florida with his brother the Florida governor. Al Gore won the popular vote by more than half a million votes. "We the People, For the People and By the People"?? Why the hell vote. It means nothing. 1492
Wrongdirection
Jun 18, 2013 12:07 AM CDT
LMAO, Whomever this person is that calls himself "US" sure doesn't know ol' Geogie Boy or the things he did and the things he did't do! I can't say anymore; This is such a joke, a waste of peoples time!
kawahchan
Jun 14, 2013 9:26 AM CDT
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: No commend; I, Gov. RICK PERRY and others we are just a town-boy, town-girl from Texas, who are from Texas A&M University; unlike Barack Obama is a Chicago city-boy and know how to say Aloha, called himself from Harvard, where we Texan are NOT that crazy about that !