This has got to sting if you’re a liberal: right now, George W. Bush is officially more popular than Barack Obama.
George W. Bush–the President that the liberal Left couldn’t help but attack for being (somehow) both a bumbling idiot and an evil genius? The one they spent years blaming for just about everything that’s ever gone wrong in our country?
Yeah, him. Despite the Left’s constant attacks, Bush has a higher approval rating than Barack Obama.
According to a recent CNN poll, Bush currently has a 52% approval rating. Obama has just a 49% approval rating.
Not only that, but Bush is getting progressively more popular: this is the first time his approval rating has been above 50% since shortly after his 2004 re-election. His approval rating hit rock bottom back in 2008, when he was battling the financial crisis, but has slowly built its way back up into positive territory.
Obama? Not so much.
If anything, over the last few months, Obama’s been in rougher shape than he’s ever been in.
Our economy shrunk last quarter, hinting at a possible new recession. Wages are down, workforce participation is at historic lows.
In foreign affairs–long considered one of the only successes in his presidency–are a mess, with allies like Israel and Saudi Arabia fuming at U.S. inaction in the Middle East. Meanwhile, our enemies, like ISIS, continue to grow and oppress the people of the world.
With all the problems facing Obama–many of them because of his own doing–it looks like the American people are already beginning to long for the past.
After seeing Obama in action for six years, many of Americans seem to be thinking: “That Bush guy wasn’t so bad after all.”