Poll: 48% Think George W. Bush Was A Better President Than Obama

Democrat pollster Douglas Schoen polled 1,000 likely voters and…came up with some pretty shocking results. Jim Pethokoukis has the full run-down, but this is perhaps the most jaw-dropping:

43% say that Barack Obama has been a better president than George W. Bush, while 48% say Bush was a better president than Obama has been.

Also, 57% disapprove of the way Obama has handled his office and 56% say he doesn’t deserve to be re-elected.

As to who is better, Bush or Obama, I’d answer Bush…but only if I had to. He was marginally better than Obama, but we still had deficits throughout Bush’s term in office. Bush passed a massive expansion of Medicare which we couldn’t afford. Bush got the ball rolling on TARP and the auto bailouts.

Bush also bought into the idea of government-spending-as-stimulus, though not on the same scale as Obama. Remember the “stimulus checks” from the end of the Bush term?

What we need for this country isn’t a return to Bush-style Republicanism. We need something new entirely.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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