In the era of Hope & Change, why is former president George W Bush's approval rating higher then that of Barry O?
I guess the old saying is true. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. In the case of former president George W Bush, I would never have thought that would be the case for most Americans. According to a Gallup poll, former president George W Bush has a higher job approval number then Barack Obama. No, this isn't an April Fools joke. What I find fascinating about former president's Bush's approval numbers is that they have sharply increased since he left office. Bush's approval rating was at 25% once he left office. Now it's around 47%. I believe people are looking back at the Bush years and are realizing some very key contrasts as compared to the current Obama years. For six out of the eight years under the Bush administration the economy was in pretty much decent shape. The unemployment rate was near full employment at 5.3% Sometimes you never know how good you had something until it is gone. Bush was still a big government republican who didn't veto any spending bills, but at least he wasn't Obama. Two weeks ago, Bush was on the Jay Leno show to promote his book "Decision Points". The audience was very gracious to Bush, not one person booed him. When Bush made the reference about one of his proudest accomplishments being that he kept the homeland safe, the audience gave him a thunderous applause.If Obama keeps being himself, pretty soon even Jimmy Carter may look more appealing. On second thought, I take that back for now.