Many Obama supporters (and subsequently Bush haters) have LOVED to throw the approval rating of President Bush around as PROOF he was a horrible President. Ok -- so fast forward 5 years. Obama is in the tanks... but what I found fascinating... was the overall comparison against Bush. Obama has now, compared to Bush at the same time frame during his Presidency, dipped below Bush. Looking at the entire scale, you can see the nation's pulse on what they thought of Bush overall in the beginning 5 years of his tenure.
Obviously Bush went lower by the end of his 2nd term (and I won't argue that - I know), and only time will tell if Obama saves his Presidency (I don't see how) or continues his dive. Regardless, by the looks of this... well -- I'll let you all decide and add your thoughts -- no matter what side of the aisle you sit on I bet this was't what you were expecting!
April 9, 2009