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A Majority Now Sees Bush As Somewhere in Between Best and Worst Presidents

Monday, November 15, 2010

As George W. Bush tours the country promoting his new memoir, “Decision Points,” voters are a bit less critical of the former president than they’ve been in previous years.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 37% of Likely Voters think Bush was one of the worst presidents ever, while just nine percent (9%) consider him one of the best. But just over half of voters (53%) says the former president is somewhere in between the best and the worst. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Those numbers mark a slight improvement from results found in June, when 40% saw Bush as one of the worst presidents and 49% said he was somewhere in between. 

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on November 11-12, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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