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