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Gallup: Bush, Obama Favorables Now Equal

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 09:03 AM

President Barack Obama's favorable ratings are running statistically even with those of former President George W. Bush, according to the latest Gallup polls.

bush, obama, polls, evenAs he touts his new memoir "Decision Points," former President George W. Bush received a 44 percent favorable and 53 [ercent unfavorable rating from Americans. This is up slightly from a 40 percent favorable rating in January 2009 when he left office — but far below the 87 percent he received in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Meanwhile, in a Gallup poll conducted Nov. 6 to 8, President Obama garnered a 46 percent favorable rating — coupled with a 46 percent unfavorable.

Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults, and the margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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