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Poll finds the US likes Bush more than Obama

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6/3/2015 8:01:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
https://www.yahoo.com...

First off, I would like to say that this means absolutely nothing. Any hype added to this polling is blind and bullsh!t.

When politicians leave office, their approval ratings are lower than before. That is just a fact as of late. When they leave, no matter how bad they were in office, their approval rises.

When George W. Bush left office in 2009, it ended at 33%. According to this poll, it is now 52%. Obama's current approval/disapproval is 49/49. 49/49 is better than Bush's at this stage of the Presidency. 6 years after he leaves office, Obama's will be positive too. It's just a simple pattern of history. Time heals bad memories - especially among US voters.

Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton currently have 56%, 64%, and 64% favorability, respectively.

This literally means nothing, so if I see anything hyping it I will pull my hair out.
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6/3/2015 9:13:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/3/2015 8:01:36 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
https://www.yahoo.com...

First off, I would like to say that this means absolutely nothing. Any hype added to this polling is blind and bullsh!t.

When politicians leave office, their approval ratings are lower than before. That is just a fact as of late. When they leave, no matter how bad they were in office, their approval rises.

When George W. Bush left office in 2009, it ended at 33%. According to this poll, it is now 52%. Obama's current approval/disapproval is 49/49. 49/49 is better than Bush's at this stage of the Presidency. 6 years after he leaves office, Obama's will be positive too. It's just a simple pattern of history. Time heals bad memories - especially among US voters.

Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton currently have 56%, 64%, and 64% favorability, respectively.

This literally means nothing, so if I see anything hyping it I will pull my hair out.

How in the hell is Carter at 56%?
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6/3/2015 9:40:38 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/3/2015 9:13:40 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 6/3/2015 8:01:36 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
https://www.yahoo.com...

First off, I would like to say that this means absolutely nothing. Any hype added to this polling is blind and bullsh!t.

When politicians leave office, their approval ratings are lower than before. That is just a fact as of late. When they leave, no matter how bad they were in office, their approval rises.

When George W. Bush left office in 2009, it ended at 33%. According to this poll, it is now 52%. Obama's current approval/disapproval is 49/49. 49/49 is better than Bush's at this stage of the Presidency. 6 years after he leaves office, Obama's will be positive too. It's just a simple pattern of history. Time heals bad memories - especially among US voters.

Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton currently have 56%, 64%, and 64% favorability, respectively.

This literally means nothing, so if I see anything hyping it I will pull my hair out.

How in the hell is Carter at 56%?

That should be enough to say why this shouldn't be a news story.
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6/3/2015 10:42:14 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/3/2015 9:13:40 PM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 6/3/2015 8:01:36 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
https://www.yahoo.com...

First off, I would like to say that this means absolutely nothing. Any hype added to this polling is blind and bullsh!t.

When politicians leave office, their approval ratings are lower than before. That is just a fact as of late. When they leave, no matter how bad they were in office, their approval rises.

When George W. Bush left office in 2009, it ended at 33%. According to this poll, it is now 52%. Obama's current approval/disapproval is 49/49. 49/49 is better than Bush's at this stage of the Presidency. 6 years after he leaves office, Obama's will be positive too. It's just a simple pattern of history. Time heals bad memories - especially among US voters.

Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton currently have 56%, 64%, and 64% favorability, respectively.

This literally means nothing, so if I see anything hyping it I will pull my hair out.

How in the hell is Carter at 56%?

Current judgment.

Were I to ask 100 people if they approved of what Reagan did during his administration, 56 people saying yes is a 56% approval rating.
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6/3/2015 11:37:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Really, I think this shows how bullsh!t the stories the media will put out are.
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6/4/2015 6:27:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/3/2015 11:37:35 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
Really, I think this shows how bullsh!t the stories the media will put out are.

I mean seriously, Carter is like the modern day Hanoi Jane Fonda messing up all the middle east talks, while at the same time getting a nobel peace prize (as drone mass killa Obama did as well) Seems like you gotta kill a LOT of Arabs to get that prize.

Couldn't even rescue hostages, couldn't stabalize the economy at all... 56%????

I mean he was bad back then, and is still bad now (like a bad nintendo game) and 56%%%%%%%%%???????? wtf!
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6/4/2015 10:52:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Approval ratings improve over time because people forget why they were mad. I am a freak and like Bush in many ways, though. But I think McCain winning in 2000 would have been better.
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6/4/2015 1:28:23 PM
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Obama aside, it's nice to know that Bush is finally being appreciated for helping rehabilitate two countries and making the world a slightly more secure place. That's not to say he didn't make some really big mistakes, but he didn't deserve the massive amount of demonization attached to him (and neither does Obama).
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6/4/2015 4:49:07 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 1:28:23 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Obama aside, it's nice to know that Bush is finally being appreciated for helping rehabilitate two countries and making the world a slightly more secure place. That's not to say he didn't make some really big mistakes, but he didn't deserve the massive amount of demonization attached to him (and neither does Obama).

You're right. Dick Cheney needs more negative press.
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6/4/2015 5:42:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 6/4/2015 4:49:07 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 6/4/2015 1:28:23 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Obama aside, it's nice to know that Bush is finally being appreciated for helping rehabilitate two countries and making the world a slightly more secure place. That's not to say he didn't make some really big mistakes, but he didn't deserve the massive amount of demonization attached to him (and neither does Obama).

You're right. Dick Cheney needs more negative press.

I fail to understand your meaning.
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6/4/2015 5:52:38 PM
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At 6/4/2015 5:42:00 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
At 6/4/2015 4:49:07 PM, 1harderthanyouthink wrote:
At 6/4/2015 1:28:23 PM, Vox_Veritas wrote:
Obama aside, it's nice to know that Bush is finally being appreciated for helping rehabilitate two countries and making the world a slightly more secure place. That's not to say he didn't make some really big mistakes, but he didn't deserve the massive amount of demonization attached to him (and neither does Obama).

You're right. Dick Cheney needs more negative press.

I fail to understand your meaning.

Dick Cheney is a manipulative fvck and a stain on US politics history.
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6/5/2015 10:36:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Depending on the issue, by the way, Obama is a lot worse. He nominated Janet Yellen (aka Bernanke 2.0) and supports free trade. So I agree with him on that. And I support amnesty. See, I support him sometimes, lol.

But his war on terror policies are just as bad, if not worse, than Bush. Especially the drone program which became a lot more common during his terms as president. His foreign policy, ironically despite the drones, is still not hawkish enough in response to Russia. Overall, I liked Bush more both economically, socially, and foreign policy is kinda a mix (I agree with him more, but Iraq was a blunder... which kinda overshadows the rest...)
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