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George W. Bush has higher favorability than Barack Obama

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton leads the pack in favorability among former and current U.S. presidents, and George W. Bush beats out Barack Obama.
By Danielle Haynes   |   June 22, 2014 at 12:43 PM   |   Comments

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WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- A new poll from Gallup indicates former U.S. President George W. Bush is six points higher in favorability than U.S. President Barack Obama.

The poll, the findings of which were released Saturday, show former President Bill Clinton has the highest favorability of all living former and current U.S. presidents, with 64 percent favorable opinion and 34 percent unfavorable.

Next up was the senior George Bush with a 63 percent favorable opinion and 31 percent unfavorable opinion. The younger Bush had 53 percent favorable and 44 percent unfavorable, Jimmy Carter was at 52 percent favorable and 32 percent unfavorable and finally Obama had 47 percent favorable and 52 percent unfavorable.

Obama was the only president that had a more unfavorable than favorable opinion.

Gallup interviewed 1,027 adults in the United States between June 5 and 8 for the poll. There was a 4 percent margin of error.

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