CNN: 75% Glad To See Bush Go
And only 23% will miss him.
The three-quarters of Americans surveyed who say they won’t miss Bush is 24 points higher than the 51 percent who said they wouldn’t miss Bill Clinton when he left office in January 2001. Forty-five percent of those questioned at that time said they would miss Clinton. […]
The poll indicates that Bush has been compared poorly to his predecessors, with 28 percent saying that he’s the worst ever when compared to other presidents in American history. Forty percent rate Bush as poor and 31 percent feel he’s been a good president.
And how about after the Bush presidency? What role will he play on the world stage?
Well, for a President who is less popular with Americans than Nixon was when he resigned, my guess is that Bush will have to do some heavy rehabilitation…and even then I’m not sure if people will really appreciate it…
Only a third of those polled want Bush to remain active in public life after he leaves the White House, with two-thirds saying they don’t want him to stay active in a public way. That 33 percent figure who want Bush to remain in the public eye is 22 points lower than those questioned in 2001 who wanted Bill Clinton to retain a public role.
Honestly, I hope he just fades away and sits on corporate boards or goes back and owns a baseball team. Anything but get back into the political fray.