Buyers Remorse: 44% Of Voters Would Prefer George W. Bush in Office Over Obama


Talk about your buyers remorse. What a difference a year makes.

How far have Barack Obama’s poll numbers fallen and just how much have voters turned away from the liberal and socialist policies of The One’s “Hope & Change”? Only 50% of voters polled now say they prefer having Obama as President to George W. Bush. 44% saying they’d rather have GWB as President according to a Public Policy Polling via The Politico.


Remember just how low GWB’s approval ratings were in 2008? This just shows how far Obama’s poll numbers have fallen and the fact that voters are now starting to hold “The Obamamessiah” responsible for both domestic and foreign affairs. Who would ever have thought that GWB could have closed the political job approval gap in Obama’s first year in office?

All polls and voter sentiment are pointing toward real political change in the 2010 and 2012 elections. Americans did not buy on to Obama’s version of change, that has become very apparent.

For the second month in a row we find Barack Obama’s national approval rating at 49%, with 47% of voters disapproving of him. He has the support of 83% of Democrats, 46% of independents, and 11% of Republicans. None of those numbers have really changed from our November poll.

Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama’s declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they’d rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that’s somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country’s difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections. Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore, which is good news generally for Republicans and especially ones like Rob Portman who are running for office and have close ties to the former President.

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  • Comments

    16 Responses to “Buyers Remorse: 44% Of Voters Would Prefer George W. Bush in Office Over Obama”

    1. Michelle Smith on December 11th, 2009 10:11 am

      I too would rather have GW Bush than BH Obama. Bush wasn’t perfect, he made mistakes, but I felt much safer with him in charge than this clown.

    2. super dave on December 11th, 2009 10:53 am

      there is no comparison. democratic corruption in the present administration stands out like a sore thumb and they are blatantly proud of it.
      boxer, holder, reid, and pelosi tell obama how to do his job and he reads from the teleprompter.

    3. TheOldWorld on December 11th, 2009 11:06 am

      There were below 20%, one fifth, liberals participating in this poll.
      It can also been seen in the numbers under
      “Who did you vote for President last year?”
      that he hasn’t lost much in the sample population.
      Recognising that, as many people who didn’t vote for him oppose him now. That is not much of a surprise, considering the pace he’s going and the fundamental changes he is introducing.

      It rather surprises me, that with only 20% liberals the numbers are so good. Obviously things are not as black and white as they sometimes seem.

      The one number that is troublesome is, that 90% of those who oppose the health care plan oppose it because the government is running it.

      Why have Americans such problems with government involvement? It might be a bit slow, bureaucratic and mistrusted. I watched JAG and 24.
      But it also has the right set of motivations in this case:
      To get you healthy.
      In contrast to
      Empty your pockets.

      All developed Democracies have it now, and it works. Why be scared?

    4. super dave on December 11th, 2009 4:51 pm

      i don’t need the government (especially the present cartel) involved in any part of my personal business.
      this government is not to be trusted seeing that a good portion of it is staffed with common crooks. they have a lot of nerve to try to take our tax maoney and privacy when they have evaded paying taxes and even convivted criminals allowed into the white house.go figure !

    5. Carpe on December 11th, 2009 6:11 pm

      Obama lies.

      The only HOPE he brought…

      Is that we hope we live through rest of his term,
      until the day they blow him right back through the
      swinging doors of the McDonald’s from which this fraudster of a clown was plucked.

      Somebody please send his azz a chew toy for Christmas so his jaws will be occupied for the
      holiday season.

      His speeches are insufferable!

      I fart in his general direction, and would love to be more accurate, if better coordinates were made publicly available.

      Merry friggin’ Christmas

    6. TheOldWorld on December 11th, 2009 8:01 pm

      So instead of giving your personal information to the government, which has tough regulations on data privacy and has all your data anyway, if you are tax payer, you want to give your data to an insurance company, that might even sell your health records or leak em through stupidity to the company you are applying for a job at.

      There is no reason in your reasoning.

      And when you sue them, they just laugh, because they have a herd of very experienced lawyers, who will handle you in their spare time, between a few care denial cases, and the chance of anyone actually finding any proof will be minuscule.
      And if you want to switch to a new insurance provider that might have “heard” that you went so far as to sue their collegues, I wish you a lot of luck.

      The government health care must insure you, no matter what. You can actually sue the guy that humped you.

      Of course this example is hyperbolic, but it seems to be in good company.

    7. Greg the Mongoose on December 11th, 2009 8:16 pm

      You’ve got to take 2 minutes to watch this comparison between George Bush’s visit to the Marines vs. Obama’s recent trip. It is

    8. Sanny on December 11th, 2009 9:31 pm

      Lord help us we have 3 more years of this jerk who has done more in a short time to take our rights away from us…..him and his cronies Pelosi and Reid……and the rest of the clan.
      So when are the brown shirts and boots coming?

      Do I feel safe with the # 1 terrorist in the WH leading us? Not on your life.
      When he said ‘CHANGE’ BOY HE WASN’T KIDDING!!!
      How do we get rid of him…..oh, God Help us Now.

    9. tuyvnsurvivor on December 12th, 2009 10:40 am

      I would rather have Bush, though rather yet have one and congress to defend our freedom and not so heavy on those who do the right things? Where right is admired, and wrong might refuse to study and beer party at the dance floor.

      Fundamentally our society has gotten a desease at the elementary school through college roots…where librals indoctrinate.

      I fail to hear a fearless hoard of would be and are congress people foretelling of how they will reverse the laws and skining’s of the present terrorist adminsitration and cohoots. Certainly not in a way they plan to take ‘the seat’, not necessarily to pass law, but to defend our document, preserving freedom…(laughing) returning the money.

      Or this too: To restore pride and appreciation to those who hold or start a business…working employees, paying fair taxes. Without the loom of treats — we are coming after your money; we are turning public opinion against you; the EPA will ruin you; we the government may unfairly aid your compitition; we will dilute your earned value in every way.

    10. Sanny on December 12th, 2009 11:38 am

      Thanks Greg…..watched the video and BOY OH BOY WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE.
      Can we say BO is persona non gratia?

    11. Buster on December 12th, 2009 2:21 pm

      Bush had BALL’S !!! Obamanos has a VAGINA !!!

    12. NewGirlBoston on December 12th, 2009 3:12 pm

      #5- Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Merry Friggen XMAS is right. The only time O-Bomb-A came even REMOTELY close to telling the truth was when he recently admitted his accomplishments towards accepting the Nobel were “slight”. Yah, Ok, BARRY—how about NON EXISTANT would have been more like it.

      His over-inflagted ego just could not force THE CHOSEN ONE to do the right thing even then and graciously decline.

      CLOWN is an understatement.

      #8-Sanny—-3 more years of just holding on tight and hoping there is even a Country left to salvage by the time this IDIOT is through!!

      I’m sorry, America–but HOW COULD YOU ALL HAVE BEEN SO STUPID! You got duped! Next time I hope millions of Americans actually take the time to DO THE RESEARCH upon voting for a virtual unknown before pulling the lever! Maybe Michelle & Barack can retire quietly and be the first Guest on Oprah’s new Network and Talk Show! PLEASE!! Oprah! America is SO OVER your ass as well!

    13. Buster on December 12th, 2009 3:36 pm

      Don’t let the door hit you on the way back to kenya !!!

    14. Scared Monkeys on December 12th, 2009 4:39 pm

      This is why you do not elect a community organizer President. I will take a Cowboy any day of the week.

      However, I think the GWB made some major mistakes as President, especially laying the ground work for these bail outs of Obama. I never agreed with W’s amnesty or illegals.

      However, Obama has been an abject failure and embarassment as a President. He is now actually losing his own party because his leadership and promises to them are non-exisistant.

      Obama will go down as an even worse President than Carter; however, when we call him that, we will be branded a racist.

      Remember when they used to say that W was one way and would not alter his opinion. Oh, what exactly do you call Obama and socialized medicine where the polls are between 20% and 25% against Obamacare. Yet, these liberals ram it down our throats in a last ditch effort before they lose all power as if they were suicide bombers.

    15. super dave on December 12th, 2009 6:12 pm

      too bad his supporters can’t return him to kenya for a refund. hey, this ain’t wal mart !!

    16. george on January 1st, 2010 11:28 am

      Obama is in over his head, he lacks what Bush had common sence. This guy is crazy and he does not know how to lead in the real world.

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