George W. Bush and Barack Obama Both Popular in Retirement
* 59% of Americans now view Bush favorably, up from 52% a year ago
* Bush's ratings up across the board, except for young adults
* Obama enjoys initial 63% favorable rating in retirement
Bush's favorability now approaches that of former President Barack Obama, who measured at 63% in the same poll, conducted June 7-11.
Over the past year, Bush's image has improved, and to a similar degree, among nearly all major demographic and political groups. One exception is young adults, among whom his favorable rating is unchanged and well below the national average, at 42%.
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WNU Editor: Speaking of polls .... this one did not turn out as CNN had hoped for (link here).