Friday, October 8, 2010

Oh My! Barack Obama Ties George W. Bush in New CNN Poll!


And with a 4.5 percent margin of error folks might well be more hatin' on The One!

Miss me yet??!!
By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago.

"Democrats may want to think twice about bringing up former President George W. Bush's name while campaigning this year," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

"But that doesn't mean that Americans regret their decision to put Obama in the White House in 2008. By a 50 to 42 percent margin, the public says that Obama has done a better job than Sen. John McCain would have done if he had won. And by a 10-point margin, Americans also say that Joe Biden has done a better job than Sarah Palin would have done as vice president," adds Holland.

According to the poll, 45 percent of the public approves of the job Obama's doing as president, up three points from late last month, with 52 percent disapproving. Fifty-nine percent of independents disapprove of how the Obama's handling his duties, with 37 percent giving him a thumbs up.

In the fight for control of Congress, 52 percent of likely voters say they would vote for the generic Republican candidate in their district if the election were held today, with 45 percent saying they would back the Democrat. The Republican's seven point margin is down from a nine point advantage late last month.

According to the poll, independents say they would vote for the Republican candidate over the Democrat by a two to one margin.

Non Stick

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dave in boca said...

I myself think GWB overspent by a trillion and didn't defend himself at all from the vicious attacks from the looney-tune leftoid psychopaths. So I rank him as mediocre, even though I supported, as an Arabist, his overthrow of the world's worst dictator since Mao died and Pol Pot was overthrown---leaving the Hermit Kingdom and El Castrato's Cuba out of the running.

But he used to read a book a week and John Lewis Gaddis, dean of American historians and GWB's mentor, used to receive a book report on each one, giving these to his students who were speechless when he finally told them who was reading them and writing the reports. And GWB not once lifted a finger to defend himself when called an illiterate buffoon by, well, illiterate buffoons like Bill Maher and the blubber boy Michael Moore.

Obama is now whining and he's having the Feds look into the Koch Industries tax situation. If the Repubs take the House, I hope Boehner has the stones to get committees started to investigate this POTUS's abuse of the IRS and other agencies for political ends.